—<Quote begins, from Uncommon Descent>—
They were right within two trillionths of a percent of each other:
Now, after spending two years dropping two objects of different mass into a free fall in a satellite, a group of scientists has concluded that Galileo and Einstein were right: The objects fell at a rate that was within two-trillionths of a percent of each other, according to a new study.
This effect has been confirmed time and time again, as has Einstein’s theory of relativity — yet scientists still aren’t convinced that there isn’t some kind of exception somewhere. “Scientists have always had a difficult time actually accepting that nature should behave that way,” said senior author Peter Wolf, research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research’s Paris Observatory. Yasemin Sapakoglu, “Why physicists are determined to prove Galileo and Einstein wrong” at LiveScience
It’s almost as if the universe were governed by mathematical laws designed from outside itself. But we aren’t allowed to conclude that, of course.
See also: What becomes of science when the evidence does not matter?
Scientists want their dark matter. But it just isn’t there.
It can be seen as the Unknown God: a fudge factor to get the Big Bang theory to work.
But frankly, I prefer the view that God is the unseen force in the universe.
—<Quote begins, from Dark matter and a cosmological constant in a creationist cosmology?>—
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse’ (Rom. 1:20, KJV).
‘And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised’ (Eccl. 1:13, NKJV).
In the natural realm it seems that the Lord has designed His laws so that they can be understood in terms of what we can observe. We don’t need to conceive of exotic, undetectable material in order to make this work; rather, by starting with the revelationary wisdom of His Word, we have a starting point for searching out the solution.
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29:29, ESV
“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.”
– Proverbs 25:2, ESV
- The cosmos was created logically and with rules, by Jesus Christ
- The cosmos is complex and subtle
- The cosmos is held together by Christ, from the beginning to this very day,
and on to eternity
- We will never understand it all
- But we are invited, sometimes commanded, to understand as much as we can
within the bounds of ethics and Divine Law.