In today’s culture, many dismiss Christians as an intellectually weak and close-minded group. It is commonly taught in high schools and collages that science clashes with Christianity. Victor Stenger, a Physicist, PhD, and bestselling author says “There are many conflicts between science and basic Christian beliefs that are irreconcilable. Science is not likely to change to accommodate Christianity.” Is this true?
The First Mover
Things move. In order for that movement to begin, there must be a mover; someone or something which applies force to an object. This is a basic law of physics. Therefore, when the universe was started there must be a starter, a God.
What Are the Odds
In 1966, Carl Sagan announced to the scientific world that there were only two requirements for the world to exist, a star and a planet the correct distance from that star. However, over the years Sagan’s two requirements grew to two-hundred. There are many different qualifications to meet, such as having a large mass close to the plant to pull in meteors. For all of Sagan’s requirements to be met is highly unlikely.
Moving outside planet Earth, to the universe, it’s easy to see the complexity. Things such as the strong and weak nuclear force have to be perfectly balanced. If they were off an inconceivable fraction of an inch off, the whole universe would implode. The universe is so complex, scientists think the chances of this universe existing is the same as flipping a coin and getting heads ten-quintillion times in a row. Not possible. Psalms 19:1 rings true when it says “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
It’s obvious if you look at science, there must be a God. In many schools, it is taught that you can be Christian or believe in science. However, it’s apparent that to be to believe in science you must admit there is a God. In the words of Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., who received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the first known binary pulsar “A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery. There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world.”