Following The Evidence #5

How would you describe yourself? Evolutionist, theist, Atheist, agnostic? Most people will ask the question, ‘Where did I come from?’ The answer to that question has broad consequences for how we live life. In 1972, writing in my journal, I asked myself while at university meditating in the hills, “What is time, who created time, how did I get into it, and how do I get out of it? Is time like a river flowing from a source to the ocean of eternity or is it like a tree branching out with many conclusions.” I saw my life on the river of time flowing who knows where? On the riverbanks were the memories of life as I flowed by. These memories became pictures in the gallery of my mind. My Biology lecturers explained to me the evolutionary tree (and I was one of the monkeys in it.) But the processes of Biology and Biochemistry were so incredibly complex (even back in the 1970s) that it just boggled my mind that this could all just happen out of a cosmic soup kitchen. They were asking me to take some huge leaps of faith. I later learned that most people believe in evolution because most people believe in evolution, and really, they have no idea what evolution really is.

It is interesting to note that many of the pioneers of modern science such as Kepler, Galileo, Boyle, Pascal, Linne, and Newton all included the concept of God in their scientific outlook. They often referred to Him and considered the scientific laws they were discovering as those laws which he had created. The laws of Physics, chemistry and mathematics are eternal and certainly predated creation. The above-mentioned giants of science demonstrated how science and an awareness of God can work together as nature is studied and its laws discovered. For those, and many contemporary scientists, the existence of God and scientific methods was not mutually exclusive but rather complimentary. According to a survey done on a random sample of scientists in 1996 about 40% believed in the type of God that answers their prayers. Another 15% believed in ‘something or someone.’

Our planet lies in what is commonly called, ‘The Goldilocks Zone.’ Is this just a coincidence? A perfect balance of Nitrogen, Oxygen and other gases in our atmosphere. An abundance of water constantly being recycled and refreshed. Modern science has identified no less than 40 measurable characteristics of the universe. Each of these characteristics are fine tuned to such a degree that moving even one of them in either direction only a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percentage would make the existence of life anywhere in the universe impossible, including the earth.

We would live, not in a life sustaining universe, but a life prohibitive universe! The universe seems to be designed with humanity in mind. For example, If the law of gravity varied just slightly, the Universe would not be habitable for life.

  • Warren Fedorow
    Posted at 09:59h, 05 October Reply

    Thank you for this message. Blessings

  • Evelyn Ebens
    Posted at 08:35h, 17 October Reply

    My mother told us God had a sense of humour
    He made the monkeys who mimic us, to amuse us. The more creatures we know, the more fascinating they become.

  • Warren Fedorow
    Posted at 14:57h, 24 October Reply

    Yes it was good. Thank you.

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