Creation or Evolution? Cutting to the Chase with Occam’s Razor

I remember the bygone years of Carl Sagan‘s televised expositions of his complex understanding of the universe through ‘beelions’ and ‘beelions’ of years of evolution. Mr. Sagan’s view of the universe was based on his theoretical worldview common among astronomers.

James Webb Space Telescope | 11/17/2022 : NASA’S Webb Draws Back Curtain on Universe’s Early Galaxies 

How have the images of the distant galaxies revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope challenged the common worldview of the universe? I quote Futurism: The Byte article titled SCIENTISTS PUZZLED BECAUSE JAMES WEBB IS SEEING STUFF THAT SHOULDN’T BE THERE: “For a long time, for instance, scientists believed the universe’s earliest, oldest galaxies to be small, slightly chaotic, and misshapen systems. But according to the Washington Post, JWST-captured imagery has revealed those galaxies to be shockingly massive, not to mention balanced and well-formed — a finding that challenges, and will likely rewrite, long-held understandings about the origins of our universe.”

In an article in Discovery magazine published on October 1, 2000, “three scientists revisit the difficult and compelling question of the origin of our universe. As mathematician, biochemist, and philosopher of science, they explore the possibility of developing a reliable method for detecting an intelligent cause and evidence for design at the origin of life. In the process, they present a strong case for opening and pursuing a fruitful exchange between science and theology.” suggests the book of Genesis was written from 1445 BC to 1405 BC. Regarding the existence of the universe, Genesis 1:1 simply says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

The Occam’s razor principle gives precedence to simplicity: of two competing theories, the simpler explanation of an entity is to be preferred.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

John White
Rockwall, Texas


Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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