Creationism and Natural Processes ?

Searching for something trivial on the Internet I dredged up some reference to internet censorship and one link mentioned a Turkish Creationist which linked to a Wikipedia entry:

Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated “from specific acts of divine creation,”[2][3] as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes.[4] The first use of the term “creationist” to describe a proponent of creationism is found in an 1856 letter of Charles Darwin describing those who objected on religious grounds to the emerging science of evolution.[5]

The universe and life came about through natural processes???????????

And just what, precisely, is the natural process responsible for the creation of the universe? Or should it be “came about” ?????

Me thinks the authors are simply blethering us with non sequiturs, or more likely have no idea what they are writing about.

As far as I am concerned the universe and life always existed. Stars and planets etc come and go on a continuous basis and life forms spontaneously in environments suitable for it. And the late David Bohm, the quantum physicist, coined a holographic like reality in which there is an underlying implicate order out of which an explicate order unfolds and in which we exist. There is physical evidence for this world view.

But how and why remains mysterious and unknown. As Newton is alleged to have written, I also make no hypotheses.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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