W. MacMeekin III
W. MacMeekin III, of Winter Haven, Fla., is an author with five
books to his credit, including “Lincoln Laughing.” (lincolnlaughing.com).
His latest book is “Destination Germany: The Combat Missions
of Lt. Col. Charles A. Felts (USAF) (Ret.), His Crew, the 787th
Bomb Squadron and Fellow Airmen.” A Korean War-era veteran
of the U.S. Air Force, MacMeekin is a former investment manager
and educator. He can be reached by e-mail at jameswmacmeekin
the ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ of science
be something more?
April 24, 2012
JAMES W. MacMEEKIN III
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has been blessed with a strikingly beautiful planet capable of providing
all of life’s needs. In turn, man’s curiosity has sought
answers to how our universe conducts business. Astronomers, physicists,
philosophers and mathematicians, using high-altitude telescopes
and powerful computers, have sought the boundaries of an inscrutable
universe. Pictures of nearby galaxies, displaying the magnificence
of outer space, as well as that within our own solar system, give
rise to the belief that we are neither unique nor alone.
certain questions now seem beyond our ability to answer. Specifically,
man can observe and measure the movements, temperatures and types
of objects that abound throughout the known universe. But, when
the scientists and mathematicians balance their equation ... it
doesn’t balance! The mass of objects, which are observed and
measured, is insufficient to prove their behavior. Our learned men
and women of science have given this deep thought and, to date,
have come to this conclusion: “We cannot see or touch that
which is required to balance our equation. But, we know it’s
out there, somewhere, because we can measure its impact upon what
we can see and touch. Therefore, we have designated the necessary
mass as ‘dark matter’ and/or ‘dark energy.’
To repeat, the required matter and energy necessary to explain our
universe’s behavior is called “dark” because it
cannot be seen. Or touched. It’s invisible, but its presence
can be measured.
And so it is with faith in God. Further, it explains the actions
of the atheists. The atheist looks and assesses, but they see no
God, and their assessment of man’s actions leads them to believe
no real God would deposit on this beautiful planet an imperfect
ape. What atheists fail to include in their limited assessment is
that God did not place a perfect human specimen on this earth.
there is the unfortunate matter that led to Adam and Eve’s
Second, man is a creature of evolution, or development. And yet,
despite all of these eons, man still remains far removed from perfection,
as history will attest.
we know that man also is a creature of the stars. All stars are
nuclear reactors made up principally of helium and hydrogen, with
trace amounts of all other elements. Stars remain in an almost permanent
state of explosion, creating light and heat, until they have consumed
most of their fuel, at which time the star collapses upon itself,
which results in an explosion of unfathomable dimensions, so powerful
that man can witness the event from billions of light years distant.
This explosion produces much more than heat and light. It is the
source of every element known to man. Blasted into space are the
means to make gold, water, oxygen, baboons, atheists and presidents
— all creatures of the stars.
We don’t know why man is an imperfect mammal, but we know
he is. We can observe and measure his actions, but we can't see
why he acts the way he does, and that explains the atheist. They
don’t see the White Guy as portrayed by Michelangelo, and
they don’t look to the heavens, replete with dark matter and
when men and women of our religion, as well as those who
believe in their religion, have identified “dark
energy” and “dark matter,” they also
will recognize the footprint of God.