Clearly, I’m out of my league… (3-6-17)

It started out as a simple comment on an example of “adaptation”.

“Or, maybe it was created that way,” I said.

They knew their science.

I didn’t.

One referred me to a website so I could learn the “provables”. Said that I was asking questions, but not answering his questions.

He was right.

I have a lot of questions.

Kids ask a lot of questions.

It’s not that I doubt science. It just seems that, sometimes, science claims things as facts that may not be facts.

It just doesn’t feel right.

If the age of stars can be proven, showing us the age of the universe, how can they say that they know the age of a star cluster to be 15 billion years?

Maybe 12, or possibly 18.


Now if you say someone is between 12 and 18, that’s a bit of a stretch, but some girls start dressing older at a younger age, and, maybe…

But, 6 billion years approximation. Maybe?

(That’s kinda like the government telling us that an infrastructure plan will be about a trillion dollars. Without coughing. Or mumbling.)

And they can’t tell the age of one star. They have to use clusters.

Because they “assume that the cluster formed at the same time.”

Now, it may be me, but that seems like you are having to start with an assumption.

I’m too old to tackle the textbooks. I keep frustrating my friends that like the provability of science as opposed to the nonprovability of God, and the idea of creation as I see it.

My friends are extremely smart, extremely kind, extremely tolerant.

I really like them.

I love the discussions.

I just want them to see what I see.

Maybe it’s true, that knowledge and wisdom are not the same.

Maybe, becoming like a child is the best way to see the real proof.


4 thoughts on “CLEARLY, I’M OUT OF MY LEAGUE

  1. I took a university level astronomy class several years back. The professor was an exo-planet hunter. That used to be big stuff. Now high school students are finding exo-planets.

    Astronomers use markers like star clusters and such to help find the age of the far off stars and galaxies. Before they figured that out, the ages of distant stars and galaxies were anyone’s guess. The Hubble Space Telescope broke new ground. The new Webber Space Telescope just launched last year and is headed for a LaGrange point where it will be “stationary” instead of whipping around in Earth orbit like Hubble. Measurements like the age of far off stars should firm up a bit.

    During the Christian Middle Ages the Catholic Church shepherded alchemists away from witches potions and astrology. They developed more sophisticated and precise way of measuring quantities and weights. The result was modern science.


    • I always wonder about the ages, based on the speed of light. I wonder if the speed of light could have originally (at creation) been much faster, and could it possibly be slowing as we get closer to the new heaven and earth?
      Maybe like the half/life of radioactive materials.
      I don’t have much background in science,
      “but God is the strength of my heart and my portion. . . .”


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