"Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner
because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began
abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every
star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth.
... That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at
work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact." - Robert Jastrow
(1925-2008) Christianity Today, August 6, 1982
Scientists and biblical archaeologists have tried for centuries to prove or disprove the existence of God. There is much circumstantial evidence, eyewitness reports even; but definitive proof has been hard to come by. There is no DNA. Or is there?
Dr. Robert Jastrow was no slouch scientist by any means. At age 23, he received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University and then became an integral part of NASA when it was created in 1958. When he retired from NASA in 1981, he was also a Professor of Geophysics at Columbia University. Dr. Jastrow defined himself religiously as agnostic.
Born in 1906, Kurt Godel was an Austrian mathematician who theorized that God does exist, just from the fact that mathematics is so perfect. He offered "ontological" proof that God exists based upon the fact that we do exist. Ontology is the study of "the nature of being" and why we exist, though this study is purely philosophical and can be traced back to Anselm of Canterbury in the 11th century.
Anselm claimed that "God, by definition, is that for which no greater can be conceived. God exists in the understanding. If God exists in the understanding, we could imagine Him to be greater by existing in reality. Therefore, God must exist."
In 2013, two scientists, Christoph Benzmuller (Berlin's Free University) and Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo (Technical University of Vienna), using a Macintosh computer, researched Godel's theory and determined he was correct, at least the math was correct.
This precision of mathematics and the Laws of Physics have baffled science for centuries.
In a TIME article, April 27, 2014, titled Why Science Does Not Disprove God, the author asks the following after describing the assault on religious belief systems by 19th century science:
"But has modern science, from the beginning of the 20th century, proved that there is no God, as some commentators now claim?"
The article ends with the obvious: If there was a Big Bang, what preceded it? How did living organisms evolve from inorganic, non-living material? From where and why did consciousness arrive?
A month ago, June 8, 2016, various scientific and religious publications and news sites reported that Michio Kaku had proven that God exists. That was definitely big news in the science community, as he is probably the world's best known, living scientist.
Michio Kaku, who appears regularly on science and news channels that discuss anything science, has created quite a stir in the science communities when he said that he had discovered evidence of some kind of force "that governs everything."
Kaku is one of the most respected scientists in the world today, a theoretical physicist who co-developed the string theory and authored numerous books. He was born January 24, 1947 and studied at Harvard, University of California-Berkeley and now teaches at City College of New York. According to his bio, Michio Kaku has written more than 70 scientific papers, and his first book, Hyperspace, was a NY Times best-seller in 1994. His video, Is God a Mathematician? Has been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times.
Concluding his study of tachyons, theoretical particles that should not exist according to Einstein because they travel faster than the speed of light, Michio Kaku had this to say about the universe we live in:
"I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. Believe me, everything that we call chance today won't make sense anymore. To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance."
So what are we to conclude by these famous scientists' proclamations that there had to be something that made it all happen, and there has to be something to keep it all working? My conclusion is that they are correct, because our Earth is too perfect for life to be accidental.
Animal and plant life could not exist without an atmosphere composed of 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen. Life cannot exist without water but little has been found elsewhere in the universe. Because of Earth's distance from the sun, it is the only planet that could support life because of the temperature of our perfect planet.
I think now, we who know exactly who the "intelligence" is, should pray for our scientists who are figuring it out; because the supernatural intelligence is not only God, but it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I often hear from the intelligentsia that "I believe in a spirit of some kind, not God like you think."
To believe in God means one needs to believe what He said and acknowledge His lineage through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Not Ishmael. We have to acknowledge that He sent Jesus to the world so heaven would not be vacant and mankind could live eternally, in spite of our imperfections.
What many scientists are beginning to find out is that God made a statement about the entire universe with His opening sentence.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."