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Radio was a kit, assembled in 1950 by my father-in-law. Amplifier assembled by me in 1980.

Radio was a kit, assembled in 1950 by my father-in-law. Amplifier assembled by me in 1980.

When I was a small boy my Dad took a string and tied it between two paper cups. He talked into one cup as I listened to his voice in the other. He told me that the telephone worked a little like that. As a four year old I thought this was pretty neat. I also reasoned that if the telephone worked like that, then the TV and radio must work like that also. After all, all three of them had a wire going into the wall. Then my Dad brought home a battery powered radio. Now what? My 4 or 5 year old mind couldn’t understand how it could work without a wire for the voice to go over.

In 1980 I saw a couple of guys working on a Mazda with a rotary engine (sometimes called a Wankel). I never seen a rotary engine before. I watched these guys working hard trying to that engine running. They tried everything they could think of to get that rotary engine running but couldn’t. I knew nothing about these things, so I started asking questions. “Which way does this distributor turn” “Which way does that one turn?” (This engine had two distributors.) “Which spark plug sparks first?” I asked other questions and they answered them.

Then I said, “If everything you say is true, then why not connect this wire here, and that one there, and turn this, this way, and this that way, and…” They tried my suggestion. Why not? Everything else they tried failed. The engine started. They were amazed. They knew more about that engine than I did. I just used the information they give me.

Some years later I was taking a class in electronics. One of the lab experiments, we were not allowed to do. Why? Because we didn’t have all the parts. We were missing an induction coil. In this class we learned this, that and other things. So now I’m thinking; if a transformer is made of two or more coils, why not see if I could use that. So I tested a couple of audio transformers on a fancy test meter until I found the coil measurement I needed, and used it in the lab experiment. It worked perfectly. The teacher however was upset that I was able to do it. You would think he’d be happy. After all I was using the information he gave us.

Also growing up and into young adulthood, I believed in evolution. And I was very interested in it. As a young man I read books on it. One day I started noticing things that just didn’t make sense. Chimpanzees have a cranial capacity of about 388cc (cubic centimeter) which is just under 1-1/2 cups. Gorillas have a larger one but then they are larger animals. People today have the average cranial capacity of about 1360cc. OK so far so good. But the Neanderthal which are suppose to be primitive man from no sooner than 30,000 to 45,000 years ago had an aveage cranial capacity of 1600cc. Some were as high as 1800cc, which almost as much as a 2 liter soda bottle. Why would a caveman have? a bigger brain than modern man?

Another thing I remember from reading these books 40 years ago, is that there is evidence of a world wide flood about 30,000 years ago. This book was written before politically correct thinking was widespread. But reading them lead me to believe the Neanderthal and the Cro-Magnon were killed in the world wide flood, about 30,000 years ago. This roughly sounds like the story of Noah’s Ark.

Random act of nature, or did someone make this?

Random act of nature, or did someone make this?

But another thing that got me thinking was, if millions of years was able to produce something as complicated as life, why couldn’t it produce something as simple as a coffee mug? After all, a coffee mug is just clay that’s been formed and heated. What about nails? Here we’re talking about only one element; iron. But we don’t go mining for nails. We mine for iron to make nails out of them.

After thinking about evolution, I came to believe that evolution is fraudulent. It’s nothing more than a fantasy. The only thing logical is, God created. After reading the Bible objectively, not with an agenda, I found the Bible to be true.

I believe the Bible is the word of God. I believe God created and that evolution is only an evil fairy tale. Also I believe that we have a sin nature and we need to be redeemed. The only way to that is through Jesus.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

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