When science takes a faltering step towards recognizing God


Albert Einstein once said that the Universe could have been chaotic, random and ugly. And yet we have this gorgeous synthesis at the origin of the Universe itself, giving birth to the galaxies, the planets, DNA, life.

He was describing a creator, though he did not go so far as to define this creator in any real sense, nor did he attempt to link his creator of the cosmos to the creator of his own Jewish roots as found in the Bible.

Thomas Huxley, famous 19th century Biologist believed that science and religion shared a common human mission to understand our place and role in the universe. Absent a creator there is no created being, only chance mingling’s of atomic matter that formed together to make a thing that would come to be called mankind. In this worldview, one governed by pure chance there can be no meaning or perhaps I would say that there is only the meaning that we define for ourselves, which is to say that we are defining ourselves through a lens of pure ego. As if a robot claims personhood because it has a sensors capable of recognizing its own form in a mirror. Neither represent meaning.

Now, noted physicists and co-founder of String Theory and respected futurist Dr. Michiko Kaku has taken a step back to reconciling the once shared objectives of both science and religion by not only using religious vocabulary to describe what he sees scientifically but also by evolving his views over the last few years to the point that he now readily admits that the cosmos was created because it bears the stamps of a created system. This is not to say that Dr. Kaku has suddenly bowed at the alter or stands in the shadow of the cross. Indeed Dr. Kaku could not rightly be called a Christian, or  a member of any religion nor would he define himself as such.

The real power in his public professions are seen in how humanists and atheists respond by scouring over every word he has ever spoken, attempting to piece together separate and conflicting quotes to formulate a coherent atheist statement. The reason for this is evident. People of faith can have their faith questioned and tested. Faith when it is true emerges stronger from the struggle but self-centered philosophies including humanism and atheism are incapable of surviving direct challenges from those of faith. The reason is simple, self must always elevate the self.

Everyday we see subtle hints of Gods presence emerging all around us. From biblical sites that show once suspected biblical narratives were accurate , including places, Kings and civic titles to science struggling to maintain its god-absent agenda in light of those stamps of created order, not to mention the emerging presence of Christians in places hostile to the faith and at a time when not to believe has never been easier or the worldly cost of unbelief so slight.

None of this proves the idea of Deity and it certainly doesn’t prove the God of Jews and Christians or indeed Muslims as part of a larger tradition, but no longer can the humanist and atheist so easily claim proofs of science as a close ally.

 

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