Friday, July 24, 2009

CFCs, HFCs, and ME and U: Man's Flailings Bring God's Glorious Creation Into Sharper Focus

"Sometimes you just can't win for losing" goes the old adage.

The adage is validated yet again in the recent revelation that hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used to replace the ozone-layer-reducing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as refrigerants are themselves not a freebie. It seems the HFCs are hundreds to thousands of times more effective than CO2 carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere.

Got it? Yep, the ozone layer saviors are greenhouse gas monsters.

You can find it in the recent David A. Fahrenthold Washington Post article:
"Chemicals That Eased One Woe Worsen Another"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/19/AR2009071901817.html

Also published in The Oregonian, July 24, 2009, p. E6. "Chemicals that fixed ozone hole worsen Earth's warming"


So where does your faithful blogger go today with this technical tidbit? Simply this: the delicate balance of all aspects of the physical universe and the earth's life systems is so incredibly complex as to defy the God-hating scientism mystics who yet continue to proclaim - beyond all rationality - that all is a great cosmic coincidence.

Man's flailing and frustrations to fix stuff that seems broken only bring into sharper focus the great wonder of the original creation (now itself decaying and failing after the "fall of man" recorded in the Bible, Genesis chapter 3).

Bottom line: only a beyond-our-imagination great Creator God could bring into existence all the wonderful stuff we find as we look deeper in and look farther out to understand and discover the wonders of our world and of our cosmos. May all glory be to God the Creator and Father of all.

A few verses from Isaiah chapter 45 (spoken by God through Isaiah around 700 BC - note LORD is translated from the Hebrew tetragrammaton YHWH, spoken as Jehovah in English):

18. For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else."
Isaiah 45:18 (NASB)

and
20. Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, who carry about their wooden idol and pray to a god who cannot save.
21. Declare and set forth your case; indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none except Me.
22. Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
23. I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.
24. They will say of Me, 'Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength.' Men will come to Him, and all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
25. In the LORD all the offspring of Israel will be justified and will glory."
Isaiah 45:20-25 (NASB)

By the way, did you notice in Isaiah 45:18 above that God says the earth was not created to be a waste place, but rather was formed to be inhabited? In the context of this post, let me just recall Professor Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of The Privileged Planet. Gonzalez was a highly-published hero to the space-science-type humanists as he described the wonder of our "habitable galactic zone" - until he dared come out to say he believed the cosmos was (GASP !) designed! That was when the God-haters at Iowa State University emerged to drive Gonzalez out of academia by engineering his tenure denial. See my post:

http://darwin-is-dead.blogspot.com/2007/05/maybe-i-should-have-waited-until-after.html
later migrated to:
http://darwin-is-dead.blogspot.com/2007_05_01_archive.html

Indeed, heed God as He speaks:

"Turn to Me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth;
For I am God,
and there is no other."

Indeed, for he also speaks of your future day:

" ... to Me every knee will bow,
every tongue will swear allegiance.
They will say of Me,
'Only in the LORD are
righteousness and strength.'
Men will come to Him,
and all who were angry at Him
will be put to shame."

Amen.

Respectfully submitted,

D.U.

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