Let me put this out first. I believe in God. Surprising since I have this fascination for science and the evolution of humans and theory of history. Most who believe in the subject matter of science, space exploration, human evolution, theories of earth beginnings don’t believe in a God. They believe in only evidence
gathered by science and theory based on mathematics and Archeology.
Science and discovery has always given us the knowledge of “how stuff works”. Humans could always figure out science theory through “hands on” and evidence. As an example; the discovery of aspirin. It’s fascinating how aspirin when taken, the molecules of the aspirin is attracted to the source of pain. We tend to know what makes this work.
Aspirin is a member of a family of chemicals called salicylates. These chemicals have been known to people interested in medicine for centuries.
One of the first and most influential physicians, Hippocrates, wrote about a bitter powder extracted from willow bark that could ease aches and pains and reduce fevers as long ago as the fifth century B.C. In the 1700s, the scientist Reverend Edmund Stone wrote about the success of the bark and the willow in the cure of the “agues,” or fevers with aches. With a bit of chemical detective work, scientists found out that the part of willow bark that was (1) bitter and (2) good for fever and pain is a chemical known as salicin.
This chemical can be converted (changed) by the body after it is eaten to another chemical, salicylic acid. It was a pharmacist known as Leroux who showed in 1829 that salicin is this active willow ingredient, and for many years it, salicylic acid (made from salicin for the first time by Italian chemist Piria), and close relatives were used at high doses to treat pain and swelling in diseases like arthritis and to treat fever in illnesses likeinfluenza (flu).
But why?- Why is the chemical attracted to the pain source and able to numb the message to the brain. “How it works”, but why does it perform?
As a child who questions any and all things in the world such as “why is the sky blue”? When we actually answer them back in a manner of “what makes the sky blue” and yet a child not fully given the answer, will continue to ask “but why”? Creating a conundrum of sorts to answer. In reality, we don’t know why. We can theorize the answer with math equations and attempt to solve the equation, an conundrum, until we are satisfied with the end equation. But have we answered why?
Because humans question everything and solve some riddles of the universe and have theories for others – the answer to “how stuff works” has been satisfied. The answer has given some humans (scientists) the boldness to proclaim the universe is without design, but created on sheer randomness, a coincidence. I’m not here to debate the merits of science and it’s ability to answer some questions of the universe. I am merely here to say that all humans without regards to their spiritual belief can have a hand in science. Theist or Atheist, science is the improvement of humankind. Discovering the way the Universe works does not shake the foundation of my belief.
To believe in GOD or not is a personal experience. One that each of us as humans will ponder in our lifetime.
Improving ourselves with technology will not question my belief. I love science, and all the discoveries in our lifetime is a true blessing.
Let me put this out Last. I believe in God