Why I Believe Science Is God’s Work
Why I Believe Science Is God’s Work
So I posted a while ago a quote of mine that got a lot of people wanting an explanation as to why I think this way. That quote was “The more I study science, the more I believe in God’s work”. Now keep in mind I’m no theologian or pastor of any type (the most I do at my church is play an instrument lol), so everything I’m about to say is simply based off of my understandings & knowledge I’ve accumulated from reading the bible, going to church, watching sermons on YouTube, discussions with friends, and last but definitely not least, my own personal experiences of how God works in my life.
Also, to go over my background in science, I’ve always studied science ever since I was a very young child. It fascinated me so much. By the time I was 9, I already knew how the Saturn V rockets of the Apollo missions worked. If I saw a plane in the sky, I knew the name of it, the manufacturer, the type of engines it had, sometimes even the top cruising speed and max altitude. Yes, I was (and still am) a complete nerd. Instead of hanging out with kids in elementary school during recess, I went to the library to read more about whatever it was I wanted to know! The librarian always got on my case because I didn’t want to read fiction novels. To be honest, I thought they were a waste of time, no offense to people that love them. So, I believe I have a solid base and grasp on what science is.
Now for the good stuff, so what is science? Well lets copy & paste the definition from Wikipedia: Science (from Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Agree? So how do we as human beings obtain this ‘knowledge’? We observe! But lets add more to that last sentence. We observe…what already exists and come up with our own explanation as to why it exists or why it does ..whatever it does.
So what am I trying to say? Science is simply our interpretation of the universe around us. If its just an interpretation, than its just a perception. If its just a perception, than what makes us think as human beings (tiny creatures that live on a speck of dust in the Milky Way Galaxy which itself is a speck of dust in the universe), have the ability to say that our ‘science’ is fact? Now I’m not saying that what we’ve learned through science is false, but is it the whole truth? If its just a perception, than the answer would be no. Just like the famous saying goes “We don’t know what we don’t know” and there is so much as human beings we don’t know.
For those of you that are confused, let’s use the analogy of a chess game. God is the creator of this chess game (the universe). He created the rules, the pieces, the board, the players playing the game and we are merely observers trying to understand what’s going on. We don’t know the original rules so we observe the moving pieces and come up with our own explanation based off of patterns we notice. Yes, what we come up with might be true but is it the whole truth? Do we know why this game is being played? What about the pieces we can’t see? How do we explain their purpose if we can’t see them or know they exist? Where did this game come from?
Bottom line, we’re just ants trying to explain to other ants how the space shuttle works. In fact, it seems like the more I study science and read articles on the coolest things that just got discovered the more questions come to mind. One question, if the universe was randomly created by a massive explosion and everything in it was created randomly, then why is it so symmetrical? Why is everything so beautiful and perfect? Why do the laws of physics work so perfectly together? To add to that, some top scientist/mathematician once said the probability for life to exist the way it does is equivalent to assembling a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet (Obama’s plane) using only the winds of a very powerful tornado. Makes sense right? No not at all. How is that possible?
The reason why I believe it makes no sense is because we’re trying to use our tiny human brains to explain God’s work. Maybe this is why some of us may think “Well, I wouldn’t do that, why would God do that?”. If he created the universe and everything in it (including us), then wouldn’t it make sense to say his logic is greater than ours? After all, it is said he is a being of ‘infinite’ wisdom. He is a being that exists in every way in every dimension from zero to infinite that even our minds can’t even comprehend. This leads me to my next thought.
Einstein once said that the 4th dimension is time. Well, we are beings that live in a 3 dimensional world (width [left to right], height [up and down], & depth [back and forth]) and we are capable of moving anywhere in this 3 dimensional world as much as we want right? You’re probably thinking “Yeah…and?”. What I’m trying to say is, imagine what it would be like if you were a 2 dimensional being living in a 2 dimensional world. Your whole universe would only be a flat surface where you could only move back and forth. This is all you’ll be able to perceive and experience and since this is all you can perceive, your perception becomes your reality. Now with that mindset, try and attempt to perceive the 3 dimensional world.
Well if you’re still with me lol, it’d be virtually impossible to do that. How are you supposed to logically understand something you’ve never experienced, will never experience, don’t know if its there let alone know how to attempt to understand whatever this 3rd dimension is? Now let’s go back to our world. If God is a being of infinite wisdom and infinite dimensions, than he should also be a being of the 4th dimension, which according to Einstein is ‘time’ right?
What is time? Lets copy & paste that from Wikipedia: Time is the continuing progression of events occurring in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future, and a measure of the durations and frequencies of events and the intervals between them. In other words, its just new events that get less new then turn old then those events become older etc. Right? Well if God has the ability to do whatever he wants in the 4th dimension, shouldn’t that give him the ability to manipulate it? To rephrase, if he has the ability to manipulate the 4th dimension then that should give him the ability to manipulate ‘time’ right?
Maybe this explains how he created the universe and everything in it in 7 days. Maybe this is how he can be at all places at all times all at once. Maybe this is why he knows the past, the present and the future. Maybe this is why we call spending ‘eternity’ in heaven? Is your mind still with me? Maybe? Lol..
Anyways, going back to the analogy of being a 2 dimensional being trying to perceive the 3rd dimension. Well if you’re a 2 dimensional being, you cannot perceive the 3rd dimension. You are not equipped to do so. You were created to exist and interact with the 2 dimensional world only. But! If you’re a 3 dimensional being, you can perceive and interact with the 2 dimensional world because you’re equipped to do so! Maybe this explains why people may say “Well if God exists, why can’t I see him?”. Maybe this explains why we could look millions of light years deep into the crevices of our 3 dimensional universe and still see no ‘sign’ of God? Hmmm…point to ponder. So this brings me to my next topic: Faith.
What is faith? Lets Wikipedia that!: Depending on the religion, faith is belief in a god or gods or in the doctrines or teachings of the religion. Informal usage of faith can be quite broad, including trust or belief without proof, and “faith” is often used as a substitute for “hope”, “trust” or “belief”.
So in other words faith is simply believing that God exists without having proof he exists. Simply trusting the fact that He’s there even though we can’t see him. Well, if God is a being of infinite wisdom and infinite dimensions and we’re only a 3 dimensional being that isn’t equipped to perceive higher dimensions nor beings in those dimensions than wouldn’t it make sense that the only possible way we can know he exists, the only way we can acknowledge God’s presence, is to simply believe he is there. To simply have …faith?
As I said, I’m no theologian or pastor but if any of you feel I’m not correct in anyway please tell me. I’m all ears. If you want to add your thoughts go right ahead in the comments below. This is just something that pieced itself together in my mind over the years and finally made its way to the internet. Hope you enjoyed reading my explanation as to why the more I study science, the more I believe in God’s work.