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Science and Faith
Are they in conflict?

Not at all. It's a common misconception that Science and Faith are at war, instead they complete each other. Millions of people around the Globe have lost their faith not because of the factual findings of Science but because of philosophical interpretations of the facts. Or as Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) once said:

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

But pure Science never made the claim God does not exist, in stead leading Scientists never excluded God as a logical explanation and first cause. A few examples:

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
-- Albert Einstein

So long as the Universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a Creator.
-- Stephen Hawking

Important Note: to avoid confusion, be aware those two gentlemen do not state here they are believers, as far as I know both are not (were not), they both just don't exclude God.

Questions that demand an Answer
More arguments that favor a Creator.

As a child I asked myself this question: how can God harbor all the believers who ever lived on Earth and who go to heaven? Is heaven big enough to harbor billions of people? Now that I am an adult I realize that was a silly question, God is unlimited. Our Universe consist approximately 100 billion galaxies (we live in the Milky Way Galaxy), each galaxy harbors approximately 400 billion stars (solar systems) of which our Sun is one. Each Sun has a number of planets, our Earth is one of the planets of the Sun, for numbers see here. Leaving out the calculation of planets the Universe contains approximately 40,000 billion stars (Solar Systems).

Is that big?

Consider the estimated number of people ever lived on Earth, according this page 106,456,367,669 so roughly 100 billion. This means that God in afterlife (if He would wish so) could give each person that ever has lived on Earth their own personal 400 solar systems with xx planets! That would be quite a lonely experience! Indeed my question as a child was answered, there are no limits.

Do you still believe in that 1 mm³ exploding bubble that created 400 billion solar systems? Is there any known Natural Law that creates something so big from almost nothing? I still do, as long as there is someone pulling the strings else the suggested creative powers of the Big Bang theory makes no sense to me, just plain logic.

It's true that since 1945 we to a limited extend can create our own Big Bangs from almost nothing, but..... was there any new matter spontaneously generated and/or did it create something? In fact there was only destruction, that's precisely what explosions do, destroy and kill. If there ever was Life in that less than 1 mm³ exploding bubble how could Life ever have survived that Bang?

Questions that demand an Answer
The Origin of Live.

Taken from the Wikipedia: In the physical sciences, the question of the origin of life is the study of the nature in which life is theorized to have evolved from non-life sometime between 3.9 to 3.5 billion years ago. Origin of life studies is a limited field of research despite its profound impact on biology and human understanding of the natural world. Progress in this field is generally slow and sporadic, though it still draws the attention of many due to the eminence of the question being investigated. A few facts give insight into the conditions in which life may have emerged, but the mechanisms by which non-life became life are still elusive.
First question, do you know any known Natural Law or chemical process that spontaneously generates self-reproducing Life (the first cell) from dead material? Second question, it's one thing to assume Life (the first cell) under certain conditions came from dead material, it's another giant imaginary step to further assume the formed Life (the first cell) automatically could replicate itself (known as cell division) in order to survive. It's an old dilemma for Science, which came first, the egg or the chicken?

Cell division (the egg) is the biological basis of life (the chicken), see here. The thought the first cell rose from dead material and also immediately could reproduce itself sounds bizarre, especially when we look at the complexity of a cell. We are automatically moving to the next subject, complexity.

Questions that demand an Answer

Let's first consider the complexity of a cell.

"The human genome is made up of DNA, which has four different chemical building blocks. These are called bases and abbreviated A, T, C, and G. In the human genome, about 3 billion bases are arranged along the chromosomes in a particular order for each unique individual. To get an idea of the size of the human genome present in each of our cells, consider the following analogy: If the DNA sequence of the human genome were compiled in books, the equivalent of 200 volumes the size of a Manhattan telephone book (at 1000 pages each) would be needed to hold it all."
The Human Genome Project.

A cell is far more complicated than any machinery built by man so how could such a complex organism rose from dead material by chance? World-renowned astronomer Sir Fred Holye said it this way:

A junkyard contains all the bits and pieces of a Boeing-747, dismembered and in disarray. A whirlwind happens to blow through the yard. What is the chance that after its passage a fully assembled 747, ready to fly, will be found standing there?
Carl Sagan said it this way: I estimate that the chance of life evolving on any given single planet, like the Earth, is one chance in 1x102,000,000,000 [that is one chance out of 1 followed by 2 billion zeroes] (1973, p. 46). This figure is so large that it would take 6,000 books of 300 pages each just to write the number!

To me this and all the other raised questions on this page can only be answered in one satisfying way, a causal agent with super-intellect outside of the realm of the Universe is behind all of this and set things in motion by triggering the Big Bang after first having stored all the needed code in that 1 mm³ bubble and I believe that God was that First Cause. The Boeing-747 isn't the work of evolution (driven by randomness!) but agents driven by intelligence and a specific goal made it possible.

Amazing figures, enough to make any hardcore atheist to scratch his head and rethink his position. But as I (so far) have learned by experience, a hardcore atheist can not find God for the same reason a thief can not find a policeman.

Questions that demand an Answer
The fine-tuned Universe.

Taken from the Wikipedia: The premise of the fine-tuned universe assertion is that any small change in the twenty or so physical constants would make the universe radically different: if, for example, the electron's charge were slightly different, or if the strong nuclear force were only 2% stronger, diprotons would be stable and hydrogen would fuse too easily, making stars as we know them impossible and prevent the universe from developing life as we know it.
Taken from the book: Big Bang Refined by Fire by Dr. Hugh Ross, 1998.

  1. The strong nuclear force constant : if larger, no hydrogen would form; atomic nuclei for most life-essential elements would be unstable; thus, no life chemistry. If smaller, no elements heavier than hydrogen would form: again, no life chemistry.

  2. The weak nuclear force constant : if larger, too much hydrogen would convert to helium in the big bang; hence, stars would convert too much matter into heavy elements making life chemistry impossible. If smaller, too little helium would be produced from big bang; hence stars would convert too little matter into heavy elements making life chemistry impossible.

  3. The gravitational force constant : if larger, stars would be too hot and would burn too rapidly and too unevenly for life chemistry. If smaller, stars would be too cool to ignite nuclear fusion; thus, many of the elements needed for life chemistry would never form.

  4. The electromagnetic force constant : if greater, chemical bonding would be disrupted; elements more massive than boron would be unstable to fission. If lesser, chemical bonding would be insufficient for life chemistry.

The complete (34 points) list can be found here.

Fortunately (for us) all the physical constants contain a value that precisely fall into the range that allow Life.

Another coincidence.....?

Questions that demand an Answer
Some final remarks.

This ends my limited knowledge of Science. If you have find any factual error please contact me by email and I will make the needed changes. I am also open to discuss and/or exemplify my philosophical interpretations of the facts on the Christian Answer forum. Just drop me a note after subscription. My username over there is: rebel777.

Now before we move to the astonishing history of Israel (another fingerprint of God) let's end this hard stuff with a lighthearted joke about Science which says it all.

One day a group of Darwinian scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one Darwinian to go and tell Him that they were done with Him.

The Darwinian walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We're to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go on and get lost."

God listened very patiently and kindly to the man. After the Darwinian was done talking, God said, "Very well, how about this? Let's say we have a man-making contest." To which the Darwinian happily agreed.

God added, "Now, we're going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam."

The Darwinian said, "Sure, no problem" and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God looked at him and said, "No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!!!!"
My personal definition of Science: Science is just the study how God did it.

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