Ever since I was a small child I would ponder such questions as: What is there beyond the edge of the universe? What is time? Are there beings in existence that are superior to humans? How is it that I have such a keen sense of self-awareness and self-identity? … And so on. These questions soon became a quest, and this quest has been my lifetime’s goal…
It is a very long explanation, which would be well beyond the scope of this page, so this “quest” has been abbreviated to two principles. They are as follows:
1. There are 7 fundamental, incontestable facts, known and verified by scientific values, that lead me to the conclusion that the universe and life are the result of an intelligent originator1, who has a will, intentions and purposes, and a very considerable intellect2 (these 7 points are briefly listed here under the title ‘The 7 Pillars’).
2. The Bible is the product of this intelligent originator, and provides the answers to all the remaining questions that top the list of the fundamental questions of life (including those listed above) — See the Bible section of this blog.
Note that the principles expanded upon in ‘The Bible and Life’ section of this web site do not defend “religion” per se, but do endeavour to provide a solid defense of the Bible.
I am in good company with this “quest.” Albert Einstein once said:
“I want to know how God created this world… I want to know his thoughts.”
He also said:
“The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books — a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.”
And Sir Isaac Newton was quoted as saying:
“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.”
He was known for his considerable intellect, but perhaps less known for his humility; however, note these inciteful Newton quotes:
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Pay attention! You have to do some thinking. Some interesting stuff follows…
1The possibility of scientists one day discovering alien life elsewhere in the universe — even if that life proves to be superior to humans — is an exciting prospect for some. Strangely enough, many of these same individuals seem to recoil if this “alien life” is given the name “God.”
2Some researchers, reviewing the possibility of the existence of a supreme Creator, use results based on their own comparisons of scientific data; for example, some of the key equations of physicists are said to break down due to mathematicians’ inability to factor in the concept of infinity (see Scientific American). Also, studies involving “probabilistic values” for calculating the potential locations of electrons in their nucleonic orbitals, along with other calculations discovered by physicists and mathematicians, demonstrate that higher mathematics is an intrinsic component of the makeup of molecular, atomic, and subatomic particles, as well as astronomical phenomena. Regarding this, Professor Paul Dirac (one-time Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge — a distinguished post currently held by Professor Stephen Hawking), stated in Scientific American of May 1963, in an article entitled “The Evolution of the Physicist’s Picture of Nature” (note: emphasis added by me):
“It seems to be one of the fundamental features of nature that fundamental physical laws are described in terms of a mathematical theory of great beauty and power, needing quite a high standard of mathematics for one to understand it. You may wonder: Why is nature constructed along these lines? One can only answer that our present knowledge seems to show that nature is so constructed. We simply have to accept it. One could perhaps describe the situation by saying that God is a mathematician of a very high order, and he used very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe. Our feeble attempts at mathematics enable us to understand a bit of the universe, and as we proceed to develop higher and higher mathematics we can hope to understand the universe better.”
Additionally, more than 95% of the energy density in the universe is in a form that has never been directly detected in any laboratory, and consequently lacks any meaningful scientific data (aka so-called Dark Energy and Dark Matter); therefore, scientists have a very incomplete knowledge of the universe.
It is poor science to insist on conclusions that are based on incomplete data. Thus, these “scientific” arguments that add weight to the atheistic point of view, are not only incomplete, but are based on flawed logic.