Is there evidence of God’s hand in creation?
While my faith is not based on scientific discovery, I find evidence of God’s creation interesting. I also find it interesting to note how strongly some anti-theists work to discredit evidence of God.
Just one of the evidences, often called the “fine-tuned universe” goes something like this: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly what they need to be for life. They have to be so precisely what they are for life that it stands credulity on its head to say that it happened just by chance. The ball had been thrown into the anti-theists court. Discussion of the latest physics of the matter was avoided by anti-theists, at least until the multiverse theory came along.
The multiverse theory threw the ball back into the theists’ court. It provided a refutation to the fine-tuned universe. The rebuff at that time was basically this: There are so many plausible variations in a multiverse that at least one fine-tuned universe would be expected. Now, talk of the latest science was in fashion again among anti-theists. The ball has been shot back to the theists’ court. Then, a new paper was published following the death of Stephen Hawking and the ball had been returned.
The last published paper by Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog says if a multiverse exists, it would not have an infinite number of physical properties. If the infinite number of possible physical properties goes away, then the multiverse theory is not the kill shot to the fine-tuned universe as previously thought.
Throughout all of this fuss about fine tuning, and other evidences of God, I find it amazing how some anti-theists accept or reject the physical evidence as an indicator of God based on whose court the ball happens to be in at the time. At the end of the day, a relationship with God has nothing to do with the latest scientific discovery. It has everything to do with our acceptance or rejection of God and his precious gift of salvation.
Have you accepted his gift?