Speak to the earth and it will teach you…Which of all these [animals, birds, earth, fish] does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. (Job chapter 12 verses 8-10).
‘Our’ water cycle
The earth’s water cycle is the process by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere and land involving precipitation as rain and snow, draining into streams and rivers, and returning to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration.
For this process to function, water has to move from the earth's surface back into the skies so it can fall again as rain to water crops and gardens. It is the invisible process of evaporation that changes liquid and frozen water into water vapour which floats into the sky to again form clouds to repeat the cycle.
Water droplets condensing from atmospheric vapour must become heavy enough to fall as rain under the influence of gravity. This is the pathway enabling the water cycle to deposit fresh water upon the earth thus providing perfect conditions for ecosystems, crop irrigation, drinking and hydroelectric power plants.
The oceans, seas, lakes and rivers provide an estimated 90% of atmospheric moisture via evaporation with the remaining 10% being supplied by plant transpiration: being moisture carried from roots to tiny pores on the underside of leaves where it changes to vapour released into the atmosphere.
Most of the water that evaporates from the oceans falls back into them. Only about 10% is transported over land. The huge surface area of the oceans (over 70% of the earth's surface) enables large-scale evaporation to occur.
As we drive along my wife often comments how she loves observing the beauty of clouds. Floating overhead they contain water vapour and cloud droplets (which are too small to fall as rain) but are large enough to form visible clouds.
Water is continually evaporating and condensing. When cloud droplets combine to form heavier cloud drops which can no longer float it begins to rain, hail and snow, all forms of precipitation. Tiny droplets condense on even tinier dust, salt, or smoke particles which act as nuclei.
He draws up the drops of water which distil as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. Who can understand how He spreads out the clouds…His thunder announces the coming storm; even the cattle make known its approach? (Job Chapter 36 verses 27- 33).
All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. (Ecclesiastes chapter 1 verse 7). It is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone. (Zechariah Chapter 10 verse 1).
The foolish atheist’s ‘wisdom’
At its highest, the mindset of evolution (it is not a theory, scientific or otherwise, there being no evidence to support it) can only feebly attempt to explain animate (e.g. biological) life but cannot sensibly explain the complex interaction of the inanimate (the reality of lifeless reality) such as the earth’s water cycle.
How did all inanimate clockwork-precision reality come to be? How did the fiery furnace of the sun (109 times the diameter of earth) form itself yet never burn up nor disintegrate?
How did the earth come to rotate with tilted axis at 23.5 degrees to the vertical (thereby giving us the seasons), taking 365+1/4 days to revolve around the sun (every fourth year we leap a day and enjoy Olympic Games), with our solar system planets revolving in definite consistent orbits and our moon revolving around the earth, in combination from which we enjoy night and day, and ocean tides?
Such intricacy billions of years in the making thanks to evolution’s lifeless mindless ‘big-bang bull dust’?
What lifeless evolutionary ideology ignores
Presumably this so-called big bang ‘theory’ would have produced a massive, jagged chunk which somehow, as with each of the planets and the starry host mysteriously formed themselves into beautiful giant balls suspended into orbits in space. From where/how did this explosive material come and what caused the explosion to occur in the first place?
The evolutionary mindset stubbornly ignores the ‘un-ignorable’ concept of irreducible complexity (of which there are multiple examples) including the necessary existence of the sexes, the live birth/egg cycles of life and the water cycle itself, each of which had to be fully operational from day one.
All founded on the absurd ‘evolution-speak ideological’ conclusion that:
The fool says in his heart: There is no God. (Psalm Chapter 14 verse 1).
As the atheist/evolutionist maintains there is no Creator God, how absorbingly entertaining it would be to listen to their explanation why/how, by itself, the water cycle mindlessly and incrementally came into existence over agonisingly slow gazillions of years. Godless man’s guesswork becomes sillier with each new theory.
As one author has incisively written: “like any ideology…it seeks to perpetuate itself, and that requires maintaining a manufactured narrative”.
So whether we are considering biological evolution (there being no other) or big bang, these mindsets are nothing more than the godless navel gazing of the fool who ‘A about T’ commences their search for truth from their preconceived conclusion. Science doesn’t develop that way and court cases don’t unfold that way.
There is Someone very near to us who is infinitely greater, deeply profound and immensely more powerful than ourselves. That Almighty One urges us to: seek and you will find Me. But seek/search first you must.
Don’t seek and you probably won’t find.
Gavin Lawrie is a retired Barrister and Solicitor from Tweed Heads NSW Australia and author of the book: 'THE EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION: Uncovering The Faulty Science Of Dawkins' Attack On Creationism'. He is married to Jan with two adult children and they are grandparents.
Gavin Lawrie's previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/gavin-lawrie.html