July 3, 2011
Does Science Refute God?
Many people think that religion is incompatible with science, because they have been told that science refutes God. Nothing could be further from the truth: The more science investigates the world, the more it points to God. There are many examples of this. Let us here look at what is perhaps the most striking one. Until the 20th century, most scientists believed the universe was eternal and that it had always existed. But in 1915 Albert Einstein developed his General Theory of Relativity. When its equations were applied to cosmology, their implication were astonishing: The universe was not static, but it began from an ultra-dense dot at some point in the past. Einstein -- himself a believer in an eternally existing universe -- initially refused to accept the result. He even went so far as to introduce an imaginary constant into his calculations to avoid the conclusion. Needless to say, astronomical observations eventually confirmed the soundness of Einstein's...(Read Full Article)