Cooking in God's Soup Kitchen
By Robert Murphey 2013/10/26
Can gravity, heat, and a random ingredients create edible soup?
Religious people have claimed the universe is too “ordered” to be the result of accidents.
During these discussions, it usually becomes painfully clear that person has no background in natural sciences to grasp the answers to their questions.
For example, most Bible students are quick to recognize God's famous “let there be light!” moment.
Few Bible students are aware that first light shone across our universe hundreds of thousands of years AFTER our universe began expanding from “the big bang”
So, let's scale things down to human size. Rather than discuss how to make a universe out of energy which coalesce into particles, let's cook soup Nature's way…
Take all the ingredients of a soup kitchen and scatter them in space.
Can gravity alone make soup?
No, but gravity will slowly (SLOWLY I SAY!) draw the ingredients together.
Water, bullion cubes, celantro, oregano, salt, pepper, all will eventually be drawn together and collide.
But it's probably not soup yet… there's only an infinitesimal probability that the ingredients COULD form soup in that single event.
Just tossing ingredients into a pile isn't cooking either.
Cooking needs heat.
Eventually all the ingredients pile together until they are so piled together the gravity pushes the ingredients together.
If the pile of ingredients is big enough, gravity will compress it densely enouggh that it will heat, perhaps high enough for ingredients to fuse.
The ingredients that fuse also change into new ingredients.
For example, our water and bullion cube ingredients fuse into soup stock.
The released energy from the fusion blows our ingredients apart, scattering ingredients all over the kitchen again, chaotically.
Now we start again, but with a difference… there's soup stock in the kitchen this time, not just water and bullion cubes.
As they drift together again due to gravity, we have an infinitesmal probability of accidentally, randomly combining in the order needed to be tasty soup.
With the additional of a new ingredient to the kitchen created in the fusion of the last explosion, that infinitesimal probability is infinitesimally larger than before too.
The chaos of the ingredient explosion helps “mix” and “randomize” the ingredients, which helps us.
Having the ingredients combine the same way every time would never give us a new soup to eat, so we want a different order and different amounts of ingredients each time.
So, round and round we go. Mixing ingredients randomly with gravity until things fuse, combine, and explode, sometimes adding new ingredients to the mix.
Each experimental soup test counts… and if we try, and try again… 100 test soups, 1000 test soups, 100,000 test soups, 1,000,000 test soups.
How many tests will it take to make a tasty soup?
It may take a billion tests, or a billion billion billion tests.
And while we may be getting hungrier, we have unlimited time to keep trying these soup tests until we get a tasty one.