Thoughts from Issac Newton and Niel deGrasse Tyson

This is a quote by Issac Newton, as published in the book Death by Black Hole by Niel deGrasse Tyson. The essay it was from (“The Beginning of Science” which I highly suggest everyone read it is fantastic) is a beautiful musing on our tendency to believe we have it all figured out , only to have a new discovery or, as most often the case, a new discovery of holes or things that don’t quite add up in our understanding, throw it all out of whack again. I recently read in an article (sorry I don’t have the reference) about the Higgs Boson detection, and physicist musing about how if the Standard Model turns out to be perfect, and everything fits nicely with it, then there will be nothing left to discover, and the universe will be boring.

This quite from Newton, and the whole essay it was in, left me wondering how anyone can claim that there is no room in science for a creator. This seems to be screaming to me that there is this wealth of knowledge we don’t even have a clue about. How can anyone claim that science necessitates that there is no creator? Someone may not believe that there is a creator, but I think science is very far from ruling out the possibility that there is one.

I for one feel that science is a beautiful and poetic way of learning about our creator through his creation. For me science is an act of worship.

(PS- I originally thought of posting this on Facebook but the thought gave me a panic attack. People can so rude when they are not seeing someone face to face, especially when it comes to the interface of science and religion. You may not agree with me and that’s fine, but please keep your rude comments to yourself.)

(PPS- this is supposed to be a photography blog. But I couldn’t keep this to myself. At least there is a picture of the quote!)




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