Evolution was described by Anximander in 500 BC as the vitalism from the goddess, Gaea. In 1668, Dr, Francesco Redi’s controlled experiments proved that life hatched from eggs, not Gaea’s vitalism. Only vitalism’s name was changed to evolution in 1852. By 1877, the controlled experiments of Louis Pasteur and John Tyndall proved that fermentation was not spontaneously generated life. Redi, Pasteur and Tyndall advanced science 2,500 years. 7-10-2018.
Everybody lives in a universe of three dimensions of space. Each object has a length, a width, and a thickness. And we can see time going by with our clocks. So let’s say we know about three dimensions of space and one of time.
Some objects go by us slowly and some fast. That is a combination of time with the object. If the objects goes from here to there in a short time, then that is fast and if I takes a long time, then it is moving slowly. With these few ideas everybody can understand quite a bit about the universe. Let’s begin.
Suppose it is snowing and we catch a few snowflakes and look at them. We notice that each one looks like it was made by putting together six parts. In each snowflake, each part is the same as the others. But together, they make a design that is different from all the other snowflakes. And that seems a bit curious. Inside each snowflake we see six parts that are the same but once put together they are completely different from every other snowflake in the same snowfall. See Figure 1 below for a sample of six snowflakes.
In each snowflake, the parts are the same yet if the parts are compared to other snowflakes they are original. Why aren’t all the parts of each snowflake the same? Why aren’t all snowflakes the same? Aren’t they all made of water that came through the same kind of weather? Why is there this curious combination of identity and originality?