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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

God is the Master Scientist over all the Minor Scientists

Atheists often claim they are scientific and that Christians are anti-science. It's balderdash of course. Many of the greatest scientific advances came from devoutly religious scientists. Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of Modern Science was a believer, although not an orthodox one. While he lived before Darwin, he was aware of the theory of atheistic evolution for man's origins and he rejected it as nonsense. He wrote:

"Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and every where, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being, necessarily existing." 
Newton also said, "Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors." He was a student of the Bible and also wrote, "We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane (secular) history whatsoever."

But Newton is just one of many eminent scientists who recognized God. Gregor Mendel the Father of Genetics was an Augustinian friar. Louis Pasteur, a devout Catholic layman, pioneered the medical understanding of germs and developed vaccines for rabies and anthrax as well as the process of pasteurization named after him. Nicolaus Copernicus, a Catholic and the Father of Modern Astronomy, developed the heliocentric theory that the earth revolved around the sun. Copernicus may, in fact, have become a priest. There is evidence he, at least, took minor orders. There is St. Albertus Magnus, a philosopher and theologian who also wrote on a wide range of scientific matters: botany, geography, minerology, etc.; Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press; Marconi the Father of Wireless Technology.  I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, there is no conflict between God, who after all is the Chief Scientist and made all the minor scientists, and the field of science whose order came from Him. Scientists who reject God tend to be among the most arrogant people on the planet. Pray for them that they exchange their faith in nothing for faith in the God who made them.

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