Popper’s Paradox

July 26

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

(John 8:44) ESV

Scientific hypotheses must be falsifiable but the truth can’t be falsified, if it could it wouldn’t be true. Therefore popular science (SciPop) and truth are mutually exclusive.

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Scientific Hypotheses

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—

(1 Timothy 6:20) NKJV

For a hypothesis to be a truly “scientific hypothesis” it must be possible to design experiments that can test and either confirm or refute predictions which have been made using the hypothesis.

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The Scientific Method

But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.”

(Acts 8:9-10) NKJV

One of the ways that popular science (SciPop) attempts to be rigorous and hold itself accountable is through use of something called the scientific method. It’s a systematic approach to investigation.

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How Did You Miss?

“The Guide says that there is an art to flying,” said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I’m reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to my son while I’m homeschooling him. We do all of the school assignments of course, but I have a few assignments of my own. These include reading to him some of the books that have had particular significance in my life.

We have read through John Watson’s the Double Helix, and Arthur Ransom’s Swallows and Amazons. We read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe and we just started Life, the Universe and Everything. That’s when we got to the part about learning to fly.

It somehow produced, in my mind, a tenuous connection to the Matty’s Paradigm predictive testable hypothesis 22, which itself is an outgrowth of the Sophia Proton thought experiment.

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 22

  • IF the Holy Spirit is the power of God to inspire human writers,
    • AND the physics of the universe has been written in scripture so that it’s
      1. obvious and
      2. invisible,
  • THEN phrases or words that look like physics, geology, chemistry or biology should be treated as if they are physics, geology, chemistry or biology,
    • AND the science will be congruent with the scriptural context.

The connection is, as I said, tenuous and, if I’m honest, I can’t quite put it into words at this time. However, it has something to do with so-called Biblical literalists not actually taking the Bible literally, and somehow managing to miss most of its meaning.

Something along those lines. I’ll figure it out.

Hypothesis 8

Is Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, one of the pillars of the earth?

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.

(1 Samuel 2:8) KJV

If there are remnants of “the pillars of the earth,” today then we have an important clue that allows us to calculate the original radius of the Earth as it was on the 3rd day of creation: approximately 7,653 km.

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 8

  • IF geological features such as
    • Monument Valley, Utah;
    • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming;
    • Pilot Mountain, North Carolina; and
    • Saint Michael’s Mount, UK, are remnants of the pillars of the earth,
  • THEN we have the approximate radius of the inner surface of the earth’s mantle on the 3rd day,
    • AND a way to calculate the original radius of the earth,
  • THEREFORE these geological features will be finely bedded metamorphic structures, not igneous intrusions.

The Sides of the Pit

Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword: Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

(Ezekiel 32:22-23) KJV

If you’re on a downward course and leave the lower mantle, once you enter the great gulf, there’s nothing to stop your fall into the core. This means that the pit refers to everything below the mantle.

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 28

  • IF the grave refers to the region of the earth’s mantle,
    • AND the pit refers to the molten core,
  • THEN you may be brought up from the grave, but not the pit.

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There Went up a Mist

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

(Genesis 2:5-6) KJV

On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.

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January 21st

Let Light Be

Creation Theory Predictive Testable Hypothesis 7

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

( Genesis 1:3 ) KJV

Let Light Be (LLB) Nucleosynthesis, and the conditions described in Genesis 1:2-3, gives us the origin of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR). Therefore, detection of the CMBR proves that Genesis is true.

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