Tonight we did the hands-on learning activity for giving a visual learning experience for Creationism-v-Evolution/Big Bang Theory. I was excited about this activity for him due to the way the activity made the explantion of this concept so concrete for him. We discussed the impossibility of randomness for everything just exploding from nothing and landing all in such order and beauty of a perfect design. Then we discussed how there had to be the hand of a Supreme Being to create such order and perfection down to even the most minute details. There is also the later discussion that many gods could not exist to do such perfection as the universe and mankind, as they would all argue and nothing but chaos would have ensued.
The activity involved taking a stack of cards and just dropping them from any height. Of course they scatter all over with no real pattern. You repeat this several times. We got to discuss outliers with this as well...got to get that math terminology integrated within. :) Finally, you sit down and build something with the cards. Then you can talk about while you are doing all this that there is no perfection, there is no plan in a random bang and poof there is everything. There could never be a result of gravity and axes of planetary bodies and revelations and rotations with the exact combination of air quality and support of vegetation and so forth...with a big bang.
In other words, things can never evolve from nothing. There is always a design. There was always a plan. There was always the hand of God in the building of the universe, of each plant, of each life, of each child...
Of course, we also got to discuss how Mother Nature creates things that destroy items so that new life can be built or created in that space. This can in the form of the big black labrador retriever that was known for a few minutes as Hurricane Cassie with the tail of destruction that would mightily wag all the card houses to make all the creations fall down and shatter. This same force of destruction also sent all the card house walls and ceilings scattering.