read “SCIENCE and CREATION – Random Accident vs Intelligent Design” from The God Trilogy – God and Science”

#1)– “______________” is the study of the origins and nature of the universe.

A)PHYSICS B)COSMOLOGY C)ASTRONOMY

#2)– Discovery Magazine:  “The universe is ________.  VERY ________.  Deeply, SHOCKINGLY ___________.

A)ABSURD B)PREDICTABLE C)UNLIKELY

#3)– Science shows the MIND BOGGLING CONVERGENCES of SCORES of extraordinary “______________” that make life possible on earth

A)COINCIDENCES B)ACCIDENTS C)MIRACLES

#4)– Does RANDOM mutation and the UNCHANGING “laws” of “nature” adequately  ___________ the origin[s] of the cosmos, life  and humanity ?

A)PREDICT B)EXPLAIN C)ANALYZE

#5)– There are more than thirty separate physical or cosmological parameters that require ________ calibration in order to produce a life sustaining universe.

A)GENERAL B)UN-DESIGNED C)PRECISE

#6)– The basic structure of the universe is BALANCED on a RAZOR’s EDGE for _________ to exist. – Robin Collins

A)LIFE B)GOD C)ASTRONOMY

#7)– Natural science can be used to show that IF the physical laws and constants were JUST a LITTLE BIT __________from what they are then WE WOULD NOT BE HERE to NOTICE.

A)MIS-ALIGNED B)DIFFERENT C)MISTAKEN

#8)– The question is WHY does this universe has the _________ LAWS it HAS?

A)PHILOSOPHIC B)PHYSICAL C)HISTORICAL

#9)– WE OBSERVE “DESIGN” and PURPOSE in the UNIVERSE.  WHAT is the _____________?  CAN “SCIENCE” EXPLAIN the ORIGIN and CAUSATION of the COSMOS?

A)REASON B)RESULT C)SOURCE

#10)– TRUE “SCIENCE” if BASED on EMPIRICAL _____________ that EXPLAIN. 

A)HYPOTHESES B)OBSERVATIONS C)PREDICTION

#11) – “SCIENTISM” is PSEUDO-SCIENCE that HIDES PHILOSOPHICAL “OPINIONS” that are a MODERN ____________ .

A)MYTHOLOGY B)METHODOLOGY C)SCIENTOLOGY

#12)– The ancients generally  considered the universe a __________,  static eternal and un-changing entity.  Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in 1915 suggested the cosmos was in a continual state of either expansion or contraction.

A)TEMPORARY B)TIMELESS C)MYSTERY

#13) – The COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT  is the density of _______ and EMPTY SPACE, the expansion speed of space in the universe. 

A)LIGHT B)MATTER C)STAR DUST

The Cosmological Constant is quite _______. If positive, it would be a repulsive force that would PREVENT MATTER from CLUMPING together in the early universe, reverse the expansion of the universe and cause it to RE-COLLAPSE.

A)LARGE B)SMALL C)OBSERVABLE

#14) – Gravity happens to be situated in the EXACT RIGHT FRACTION to make our universe capable of sustaining life. While gravity attracts large objects – planets, stars, galaxies –  gravity also needs to work on ________.  With no gravitational force pulling matter together, there would be no ______ or chemistry.

A)ELEMENTS B)ATOMS C)CARBON

#15)– ELECTROMAGNETISM is the key attracting force between protons and electrons allows molecules to form.  Without electromagnetic force there would be no bonding between chemicals and no ________.

A)GRAVITY B)LIGHT C)RADIOACTIVITY

#16)– Patrick Glynn:  “All the SEEMINGLY ARBITRARY and unrelated constants in _______ have ONE STRANGE THING in common – these are PRECISELY the values you need to have a universe capable of producing life”.   Humans require 26 essential elements;  a bacterium 16.

A)BIOLOGY B) PSYCHOLOGY C)PHYSICS

#17)– We are told the fact that LIFE flourishes on Earth is NOT EXCEPTIONAL.

A)EXCEPTIONAL B)PREDICTED C)SCIENTIFIC

#18)– Science shows the CONVERGENCE of scores of extraordinary “COINCIDENCES” that make life  possible on earth. Not only intelligent life, but eventhe __________ of animal life, is EXCEEDINGLY RARE in our galaxy and in the universe.

A)UGLIEST B)STRANGEST C)SIMPLEST

#19)– The more we understand our CAREFULLY CRAFTED HABITAT, the impression of ________ is OVERWHELMING.

A)ARBITRARINNESS B)DESIGN C)LOGIC

#20)– The COINCIDENCES are far too fantastic to attribute this to mere CHANCE or to claim it needs no ____________. The dials are set too PRECISELY to have been a RANDOM ACCIDENT.

A)ANALYSIS B)OBSERVATION C)EXPLANATION

#21)– Phillip Johnson – “How do we KNOW all this is possible? Absent an explanation of ______ fundamental transformations can occur, the bare statement that ‘humans evolved from fish’ is NOT IMPRESSIVE. What makes the fish story impressive and credible is to show _____ a fish changed  into a human.

A)WHY B)HOW C)IF

#22)– Colin Patterson  is head of the department of paleontologyat the British Musem of Natural History.  He compared creationism with evolution and characterized BOTH as scientifically vacuous… held primarily on the basis of _______.

A)FAITH B)OBSERVABLE KNOWLEDGE C)ANALYTICAL LOGIC

#23)– “No one has produced a(n) ________ by natural selection. No one has gotten near it.” – Colin Patterson

A)CELLS B)SPECIES C)ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

#24)– “The more I study nature, the more I stand _________ at the work of the Creator” – Louis Pasteur

A)AMAZED B)SURPRISED C)OPTIMISITIC

#25) – Darwin may have “MISLED science into a DEAD END, biologist Shi V. Liu observed, revealing the ________ of materialism and science.

“No god, no life after death, no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, no human free will, are all connected to an evolutionary perspective”. – William Provine

A)UNCERTAINTY B)UNPREDICTABILITY C)LIMITS

#26) – “The extreme ______ of transitional forms in the fossil records persists as the trade secret of paleontology”. – Stephen Jay Gould

A)RARITY B)SUPPLY C)UNIQUE-ness

#27)– “To suppose that the eye,with all its inimitable contrivances could have been formed by natural selections [evolution] seems, I freely confess, ________ to the highest degree”. – Charles Darwin 

A)POSSIBLE B)LOGICAL C)ABSURD

#28) – “Did you IMAGINE that SCIENCE was a DISINTERESTED PURSUIT of the _____________?  well,  you were wrong”
― David Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

A)PROGRESS B)PROFITABILITY C)TRUTH

#29)– “Scientists do NOTHING to ANSWER the QUESTIONS that RELIGION ASKS, and they FAILto offer a ________ description of the cosmos or the methods by which it might be investigated”

A)UNBIASED B)PREDICTABLE C)COHERENT

#30)– Has anyone provided a PROOF of GOD’s _________? ― David Berlinski,

A)EFFECTIVENESS B)IN-EXISTENCE C)UN-LIKELYness

#31)– Physicists and biologists are willing to believe in ________ so long as it is NOT religious thought? ― David Berlinski

A) ALTERNATIVES B)ANYTHING C)OPINIONS

#32)– “Has SECLARISM in the terrible 20th century been a force for GOOD? Just WHO has IMPOSED on the SUFFERING HUMAN RACE poison gas, barbed wire, high explosives, experiments in eugenics, the formula for zyklon b, heavy artillery, pseudo-scientific justifications for mass murder, cluster bombs, attack submarines, napalm, intercontinental missiles , military space platforms and nuclear weapons?

If memory serves it was NOT ________.– David Berlinski,

A)the FREEMASONS B)the VATICAN (Catholic Church) C)JIHADISTS

#33) – “In ________, many scientists admit that science has no explanation for the beginning of life. Darwin never imagined the exquisitely profound complexity that exists even at the most basic levels of life.” – Michael Behe

A)PUBLIC DEBATE B)PRIVATE C)ACADEMIA

#34)“Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being _________.” – Michael Behe

A)SHAKEN B)IGNORED C)REJECTED

#35)– The “BOTTOM LINE” – “CREATION” is STILL an UNSOLVED ________

A)CRIME B)DEBATE C)MYSTERY

ANSWER KEY

#1)– “______________” is the study of the origins and nature of the universe.

A)PHYSICS  B)COSMOLOGY C)ASTRONOMY

#2)– Discovery Magazine:  “The universe is ________.  VERY ________.  Deeply, SHOCKINGLY ___________.

A)ABSURD B)PREDICTABLE  C)UNLIKELY

#3)– Science shows the MIND BOGGLING CONVERGENCES of SCORES of extraordinary “______________” that make life possible on earth

A)COINCIDENCES B)ACCIDENTS C)MIRACLES

#4)– Does RANDOM mutation and the UNCHANGING “laws” of “nature” adequately  ___________ the origin[s] of the cosmos, life  and humanity ?

A)PREDICT  B)EXPLAIN C)ANALYZE

#5)– There are more than thirty separate physical or cosmological parameters that require ________ calibration in order to produce a life sustaining universe.

A)GENERAL B)UN-DESIGNED  C)PRECISE

#6)– The basic structure of the universe is BALANCED on a RAZOR’s EDGE for _________ to exist. – Robin Collins

A)LIFE B)GOD C)ASTRONOMY

#7)– Natural science can be used to show that IF the physical laws and constants were JUST a LITTLE BIT __________from what they are then WE WOULD NOT BE HERE to NOTICE.

A)MIS-ALIGNED  B)DIFFERENT C)MISTAKEN

#8)– The question is WHY does this universe has the _________ LAWS it HAS?

A)PHILOSOPHIC  B)PHYSICAL C)HISTORICAL

#9)– WE OBSERVE “DESIGN” and PURPOSE in the UNIVERSE.  WHAT is the _____________?  CAN “SCIENCE” EXPLAIN the ORIGIN and CAUSATION of the COSMOS?

A)REASON B)RESULT  C)SOURCE

#10)– TRUE “SCIENCE” if BASED on EMPIRICAL _____________ that EXPLAIN. 

A)HYPOTHESES  B)OBSERVATIONS C)PREDICTION

#11) – “SCIENTISM” is PSEUDO-SCIENCE that HIDES PHILOSOPHICAL “OPINIONS” that are a MODERN____________ .

A)MYTHOLOGY B)METHODOLOGY C)SCIENTOLOGY

#12)– The ancients generally  considered the universe a __________,  static eternal and un-changing entity.  Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in 1915 suggested the cosmos was in a continual state of either expansion or contraction.

A)TEMPORARY  B)TIMELESS C)MYSTERY

#13) – The COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT  is the density of _______ and EMPTY SPACE, the expansion speed of space in the universe. 

A)LIGHT  B)MATTER C)STAR DUST

#14) – Gravity happens to be situated in the EXACT RIGHT FRACTION to make our universe capable of sustaining life. While gravity attracts large objects – planets, stars, galaxies –  gravity also needs to work on ________.  With no gravitational force pulling matter together, there would be no ______ or chemistry.

A)ELEMENTS  B)ATOMS C)CARBON

#15)– ELECTROMAGNETISM is the key attracting force between protons and electrons allows molecules to form.  Without electromagnetic force there would be no bonding between chemicals and no ________.

A)GRAVITY B)LIGHT C)RADIOACTIVITY

#16)– Patrick Glynn:  “All the SEEMINGLY ARBITRARY and unrelated constants in _______ have ONE STRANGE THING in common – these are PRECISELY the values you need to have a universe capable of producing life”.   Humans require 26 essential elements;  a bacterium 16.

A)BIOLOGY B)PSYCHOLOGY  C)PHYSICS

#17)– We are told the fact that LIFE flourishes on Earth is NOT EXCEPTIONAL.

A)EXCEPTIONAL B)PREDICTED C)SCIENTIFIC

#18)– Science shows the CONVERGENCE of scores of extraordinary “COINCIDENCES” that make life  possible on earth. Not only intelligent life, but even the __________ of animal life, is EXCEEDINGLY RARE in our galaxy and in the universe.

A)UGLIEST B)STRANGEST  C)SIMPLEST

#19)– The more we understand our CAREFULLY CRAFTED HABITAT, the impression of ________ is OVERWHELMING.

A)ARBITRARINNESS  B)DESIGN C)LOGIC

#20)– The COINCIDENCES are far too fantastic to attribute this to mere CHANCE or to claim it needs no ____________. The dials are set too PRECISELY to have been a RANDOM ACCIDENT.

A)ANALYSIS B)OBSERVATION C)EXPLANATION

#21)– Phillip Johnson – “How do we KNOW all this is possible? Absent an explanation of ______ fundamental transformations can occur, the bare statement that ‘humans evolved from fish’ is NOT IMPRESSIVE. What makes the fish story impressive and credible is to show _____ a fish changed  into a human.

A)WHY  B)HOW C)IF

#22)– Colin Patterson  is head of the department of paleontologyat the British Musem of Natural History.  He compared creationism with evolution and characterized BOTH as scientifically vacuous, … held primarily on the basis of _______.

A)FAITH B)OBSERVABLE KNOWLEDGE C)ANALYTICAL LOGIC

#23)– “No one has produced a(n) ________ by natural selection. No one has gotten near it.” – Colin Patterson

A)CELLS B)SPECIES C)ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

#24)– “The more I study nature, the more I stand _________ at the work of the Creator” – Louis Pasteur

A)AMAZED B)SURPRISED C)OPTIMISITIC

#25) – Darwin may have “MISLED science into a DEAD END, biologist Shi V. Liu observed, revealing the ________ of materialism and science.

“No god, no life after death, no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, no human free will, are all connected to an evolutionary perspective”. – William Provine

A)UNCERTAINTY B)UNPREDICTABILITY C)LIMITS

26) – “The extreme ______ of transitional forms in the fossil records persists as the trade secret of paleontology”. – Stephen Jay Gould

A)RARITY B)SUPPLY C)UNIQUE-ness

#27)– “To suppose that the eye,with all its inimitable contrivances could have been formed by natural selections [evolution] seems, I freely confess, ________ to the highest degree”. – Charles Darwin 

A)POSSIBLE B)LOGICAL  C)ABSURD

#28) – “Did you IMAGINE that SCIENCE was a DISINTERESTED PURSUIT of the _____________?  well,  you were wrong”
― David Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

A)PROGRESS B)PROFITABILITY C)TRUTH

#29)– “Scientists do NOTHING to ANSWER the QUESTIONS that RELIGION ASKS, and they FAILto offer a ________ description of the cosmos or the methods by which it might be investigated”

A)UNBIASED B)PREDICTABLE C)COHERENT

30)– Has anyone provided a PROOF of GOD’s _________? ― David Berlinski,

A)EFFECTIVENESS B)IN-EXISTENCE C)UN-LIKELYness

#31)– Physicists and biologists are willing to believe in ________ so long as it is NOT religious thought? ― David Berlinski

A) ALTERNATIVES B)ANYTHING C)OPINIONS

#32)– “Has SECLARISM in the terrible 20th century been a force for GOOD? Just WHO has IMPOSED on the SUFFERING HUMAN RACE poison gas, barbed wire, high explosives, experiments in eugenics, the formula for zyklon b, heavy artillery, pseudo-scientific justifications for mass murder, cluster bombs, attack submarines, napalm, intercontinental missiles , military space platforms and nuclear weapons?

If memory serves it was NOT ________.– David Berlinski,

A)the FREEMASONS  B)the VATICAN (Catholic Church) C)JIHADISTS

#33) – “In ________, many scientists admit that science has no explanation for the beginning of life. Darwin never imagined the exquisitely profound complexity that exists even at the most basic levels of life.” – Michael Behe

A)PUBLIC DEBATE  B)PRIVATE C)ACADEMIA

#34)“Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being _________.” – Michael Behe

A)SHAKEN B)IGNORED C)REJECTED

#35)– The “BOTTOM LINE” – “CREATION” is STILL an UNSOLVED ________

A)CRIME B)DEBATE  C)MYSTERY