As I bring this year’s A to Z Challenge to a close, I’ve stumbled upon a couple of interesting and new (to me) words. This one is for all the Good Christians, the Creationists, the evolution-deniers, and the Christian Apologetics. The word is
YLEM [ahy-luh m]
the original matter from which the basic elements are said to have been formed following the explosion postulated in the big bang theory of cosmology
origin of ylem
1948; adoption, in modern astrophysics, of Middle English ylem (Gower) < Medieval Latin (h)ȳlem, accusative of hȳlē < Greek hȳ́lē matter, wood
For God so loved each and every individual Good Christian, that they rush to prove their special value by disproving The Big Bang, and evolution. They use such dismissive and demeaning phrases as “particles to people” and “molecules to man,” to show that their existence couldn’t have ‘just happened.’ They ask, “How could everything have come from nothing?”
This word, and the scientific information that it reveals, shows how desperately incorrect they are. Whether God created it, or it ‘just happened’, the singularity point, and the ylem that sprang from it, already contained everything.
It held all the potentials and possibilities of an entire Universe. It contained every possible creative force, in every combination and permutation, controlled by every variation of quantum entanglement. It produced sub-atomic particles that combined to produce all the atoms, which got married to produce all the possible molecules.
It included the total energy of the entire Universe, in every possible form. If the energy of souls exist, this is where they came from, waiting only for God, or random happenstance, to combine with the molecules which have become Man – the particles which have become people.
The rich primordial stew of YLEM proves creation – the creation of infinite variation, potential, possibility, and evolution. It just doesn’t prove that any single human being is any more important than they make themself, despite what their faith would have them believe.