Friday, 14 November 2014
PROBES, COMETS & SIMPLE TRUTH
It's not often I get to write about science. I like science. Good science always confirms what the Bible says. There never is a real contradiction between God’s truth and what honest scientists discover and Christians have nothing to fear from science – quite the opposite.
But you will have heard in the media the last few days the fuss over the landing of the probe Philae on the comet 67/P. It was 25 years apparently in the planning, Philae has traveled 4 billion miles since 2004 and the overall cost is estimated at around 1.4bn euros. I watched incredulously as some scientists jumped about like overgrown schoolboys in their excitement, when the probe finally landed. It was like they were playing a rather sophisticated video game. A phrase came to mind, “The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys”. What a load of nonsense and what a total waste of time and money.
I wondered why they were doing it – what was the point of it all? Ah.......then I heard someone explain that on the radio. One of the main purposes, he said, is to help us understand more about the origin of the universe. Ok, so let me save them all a lot of time and trouble and expense. Genesis 1v 1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. There you have it in a few succinct words in all its glorious simple complexity and complex simplicity. Any inexpensive copy of the revealed word of the living, eternal, supreme, creator God tells us more about the universe than all of this expensive pointless nonsense.
“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1 v 22)