The Divine Design Lecture Series
to these topics:
The presentation is presented using a computer and large video monitors or a video projection system. It has digitized pictures of many treasures in God's creation which demonstrate the divine proportion (golden ratio), symmetry, Fibonacci's numbers, trigonometric graphs, solid geometry and other mathematics concepts. In addition to digitized slides, animation and other graphics techniques are used. Students are usually surprised and refreshed to see some of the hidden precision and design in the world. This gives a boost to students who are always wondering about the practical application of mathematics to daily life. Above all, students are amazed to see the care that their God has used in creating and preserving this world.
Thinking God's Thoughts After Him
The lecture shows clearly how design and mathematics itself are created by God, with man discovering it small piece by small piece.
Again, the presentation will include a multimedia computer directed show.
The Two Infinities
This lecture will also be presented using a computer and multimedia.
Stop and Consider God's Wonders
How well designed is God's creation? There is a major branch of science today dedicated to studying, analyzing, and copying these incredible designs. This is science called bionics, biomimetics, biognosis, biomimicry, and bioengineering or bioneering. Related fields are biomechanics, biochemistry, and biophysics. This is now a huge scientific industry worldwide.
This presentation continues the seemingly endless display of God's awesome technological wonders in his creation. It could be considered "Thinking God's Thoughts after Him II" as it continues the theme that we get mathematical order, precision, and awesome technology from observing His work.
As science allows more and more to observe God's works on new dimensions we are continually amazed with the incredible knowledge and wisdom found there... despite the fact that sin has corrupted creation from its original perfection.
The photograph above shows an important principle of light: light always takes the path that will get it to its destination in the quickest amount of time. One of the main uses of differential calculus is to find optimal solutions. God's marvelous creation repeatedly demonstrates maximum efficiency.
Johannes Kepler said: “Nature uses as little
as possible of anything.” Mathematician Pierre Maupertuis said: “Nature
always operates with the greatest possible economy.” Mathematician Leonhard
Euler said: “…because the shape of the whole universe is most perfect
and, in fact, designed by the wisest creator, nothing in all the world will
occur in which no maximum or minimum rule is somehow shining forth.” Biomimetic
Engineers at the Centre for Biomimetics, University of Reading state: “Nature
works for maximum achievement at minimum effort.”
This presentation observes a small sampling of this awesome efficiency in God's creation. To fully appreciate this content individuals will benefit from knowing college algebra or differential calculus.
"And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day." (Genesis 1:3b) "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." (Genesis 8:22) Our Creator set up our world to have repeating cycles. These cycles are mathematically precise and repetitive. Johannes Kepler was thrilled to have found mathematical patterns related to our planet and its relationship to the sun. These repeating patterns are throughout all of creation including animal life, weather cycles, and human life.
This presentation explores this order that dominates our life and world. Here is an outstanding mathematical order which we take for granted.
Listen to what some have said of the series:
From a Christian University where they had 1 of the lectures several times:
"Mr. Buelow's deep personal Christian
commitment burned through right from the introductory section of his lecture
and persisted strongly throughout." "It was obvious that he had captured
not only their attention, but also fixing in them a new interest in Christian
pedagogy. Their fascination with his well prepared and fast moving program
was evident; I could almost hear the wheels turning in their minds, 'Man,
if he can do this with math, what could I do with my subject!'" "He has
assisted us significantly in our teacher training program, touching approximately
100 of our teachers-in-training, many of whom are third worlders, so his
impact will be felt in Christian education around the world."
From a Christian College where they had a lecture from the series:
"The best convocation of the year!"
From a Pastor observing a Bible Class presentation at another church:
"I couldn't get over how good your presentation
From students who have had both the teaching units and lectures:
"This unit was enjoyed by myself and many others. It made us think, not because we had to, but because we wanted to..." "You brought us along with your thoughts and ideas, we were captured by them."
"This unit helped me to better understand the meaning of the word almighty."
"...One of the most comprehendible examples of God's omnipotence that I have experienced."
"This makes me look at many things and notice the special way God put everything together."
"I think that it helped to strengthen my faith even more."
"It showed me how math is related to the field I'm thinking of going into." (the ministry)
"The Two Infinities presentation was one of the most comprehendible examples of God's omnipotence that I have experienced. It made me step back from the numbers on the page in front of me and just get a glimpse of the truly bigger picture."
If any good comes from these presentations, it is only due to the grace and gifts of God. To Him alone be the glory!
Dr. Ronald A. Buelow
N8192 Woody Lane
Ixonia, WI 53036
Dr. Ronald Buelow is a professor of mathematics at Wisconsin Lutheran College and loves to share what he has found out.
Go to this link to see Divine Design scheduled presentation dates.