Ardent evolutionists and atheists believe that each new scientific discovery, revealing another facet or detail of the incredible make up of our universe, drives God further into the realm of the fairies, and ultimately oblivion…
They see God only as a mystical, mythical creation of human imagination. As in the sorry case of the man who can’t see the proverbial wood for the proverbial trees, they totally miss God and see only what he’s made. It doesn’t occur to them that apart from him there would be no science to observe-and no-one to observe it.
Dr. Stephen Meyer, in his book, “Darwin’s Doubt” writes that contemporary science is bound fast by an unwritten law called “methodological materialism”. This law asserts that to qualify as scientific, a theory must explain phenomena and events in nature by reference to strictly material causes: scientists may not invoke the activity of any creative intelligence. In other words, God is banished from the science that He created and upholds.
I recently read about a new secular cosmological theory which attempts to reconcile quantum theory and general relativity (note 1). It suggests that there was no big bang to bring the universe into existence: the cosmos is eternal after all, as was believed by secular scientists for most of history until the 20th century. The Biblical teaching that it did indeed have a beginning, and a beginner, has remained throughout the flip-flop.
No big bang! But wait a minute: haven’t we all been led to believe (as in ” faith”) that the big bang has been conclusively proven? Aren’t facts funny things! Ah, but “facts” need to be adjusted now and then in order to fit the story, perpetually under construction, of a cosmos without a creator.
I’ve also been trying to get a better grasp on Einstein’s relativity as it relates to gravity: how or why does an object “fall” in obedience to that warping of space-time? Of all the supposedly scientific explanations, I found none that satisfactorily answered my question. In fact, at the end of the last article I read, titled “What Is Gravity?”, after all the semi-technical jargon, the reference to research and theory throughout history, and the puzzling diagrams, I read the following words:
“So what is gravity? The truth is that at the most fundamental level, no one really knows…”
The article continues:
“We may have to wait for ‘quantum gravity’ to be completed before we all know a better answer…” (Note 2)
Scientists are searching for such things as “gravitons”: proposed particles of gravity, as yet hypothetical and unobserved. It’s amazing to me that some people will spend a lifetime searching for tiny hypothetical particles, but no time searching for their creator, when the evidence is all around them, in plain, beautiful, profoundly intricate view.