Location of Water, Plants, and People in Relation to the LNC
By Ben Russell
If an unbeliever asserts that contradictions can occur since water, grass, rocks, and material things can exist at more than one location at one time simply point out that it is not the case because the properties that make up each individual object (each particular object) are in their own specific location in space.
For example, with the compound water each molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom and each individual atom takes up only one specific location in space (regardless of their size) but those exact specific molecules can’t be in the same location as of another location within a single nano second in time. This helps explain the reason why you can have water in more than one location (such as California and China for example). The multiple locations of water is all water, nonetheless it is composed of billions of individual molecules of the compound water that is mixed together.
This diversity in unity also manifests with grass, rocks, wood, and anything in the universe that is made of matter that does not have a mind or life-based functions (people, animals, etc.). Plants are not alive from a selected biblical perspective (unlike the perspective of some modern day Americans). Accordingly, in the biblical sense–plants, grass, trees, etc. can individually be multiplied (diversity) at more than one location at a time (such as France and America for example) in relating to the biblical definition of what “life” is (unity). It appears that we have no scientific based evidence that our specific DNA, mind, soul, spirit, will, etc. exists outside of our current and individual locations. Arguing that there is no evidence against such an assertion would commit the logical fallacy called “appeal to ignorance.” In fact it would break the law of non-contradiction if exact selves of our individual selves were also placed outside anywhere of our current exact locations (such as two feet away, country away, planet away, etc.) but in the Christian worldview we know it is impossible.
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