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Scientists conclude that we shouldn’t be here (yet here we are)

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  1. Carl H says:

    When a high-profile Christian scientist spoke at my university, he recognized with awe the intelligence evident in Creation. But he also admonished his largely Christian audience to resist a tendency toward belief in a “God of the gaps,” which involves simply attributing to orchestration by God whatever lies beyond what can be explained by today’s science.

    That science has not found a mechanism that explains how the universe was perpetuated from the beginning of time despite the perfect symmetry between matter and antimatter is not a good reason to say simplistically, “It’s God’s power!” What kind of world would we live in today if our understanding of the weather, disease, wildlife, crop growth, etc. ended with such an explanation?

    Among notable physicists, Isaac Newton himself was deeply religious, intending that his writings on motion and planetary mechanics (Principia) would make a compelling case for believing in God. Likewise, a Christian scientist today can apply with integrity his or her talents to help us understand more deeply how God’s Creation works, recognizing that the mechanisms discovered by science are not substitutes for believing in God, but God’s mechanisms.

  2. Rev. Klieve says:

    my scientific credentials go back to “Flash Gordon” and I can verify that this is a great article.