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Evolution And Faith

Faith or Evolution BYU Studies are soliciting ABSTRACTS for a special issue on EVOLUTION AND FAITH, which will come out next year. (An abstract is a brief summery of research on a particular subject.)

Since BYU just installed a permanent display of the evolution of humankind in their Bean Museum and because  the theory of evolution is taught at BYU as the primary inception of mankind, a dear friend of mine suggested I submit an abstract for this special issue.  I have great respect for him. He taught for the Church Education System, was in the Stake Presidency with me, was a Mission President, and an executive secretary for a General Authority.  At his suggestion, I have prepared the following abstract.

My Expertise

My expertise is precise timing – having helped with the development of GPS and official atomic time for the USA and the world.  I have witnessed a billion-fold improvement in the accuracy and stability of timekeeping, as the world moved from astronomical time to atomic time starting in 1967 with the redefinition of the “second” in terms of the Cs-133 hyperfine quantum transition.

My ORAL HISTORY has been recorded by the IEEE.1 (The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.) For this Abstract, I have applied my scientific background as a time metrologist to the theory of evolution.

The Theory of Organic Evolution

Every scientist knows a theory or hypothesis cannot be proven true.  Data consistency does not prove it true.  But a theory or hypothesis can be proven false, if reliable falsification data exist.  This falsification standard is very powerful in determining the TRUTH, since it does provide proof of what is not true.  This gauge can be applied to Darwin’s theory of organic evolution.
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How to Increase Your Faith in God

Faith and Belief in God and Jesus Christ seem to be waning quickly. Many are gravitating toward secularism and materialism, a belief system that rejects religion, or the belief that any religion should not be part of their lives or the affairs of the state. Christianity, as well as other religions are declining.  I write this to counter this dangerous trend.

The Need for Faith in Religion and Science

Ironically, I show in my book that scientists need to have faith as well. In 1931 Kurt Gödel proved the famous inconsistency theorem, which in essence says that science cannot prove the consistency of a system; or in other words, they need to have faith in some set of assumptions or axioms.  Even though science seems to be about facts, faith is needed there as well, even though they will not admit it.

In general, we cannot absolutely-publicly prove God in this mortal sphere; He designed it that way. God wants us to start by faith, and grow in faith, until we come to know Him personally.

Jesus Christ has offered us eternal life, the greatest of all the gifts of God, if we will believe in Him. (John 3:16)  Because we are given free choice (agency), we can choose to accept that invitation or not.  That choice to believe in Him  is the most important choice you will make in this life.  You already made that choice to follow Jesus before you were born; else, you would not be here.

Below, I share evidence for you to believe and receive the enormous blessings that will be yours as you accept His invitation to hearken to His voice and have a fullness of joy and eternal life as promised by Him.

While most of us live by faith, many prophets have come to know God face to face.  We have their testimonies and many have been martyred because they would not deny what they knew.

Jesus said, “If any man will do his will [God’s], he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or I speak of myself.” (John 7:17)  It is my personal experience that this statement is true.  I know God lives and loves us, and I share the following to help you know that.

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