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UCGia Bible Insights Thursday, June 13 2019

The creation of the Universe - A famous scientist comments

Robert Jastrow (1925-2008) a scientist of impeccable credentials, noted that scientific discoveries and the book of Genesis have much more in common than many of his colleagues have been willing to admit, because of an unwillingness to entertain the concept of a Creator.

The creation of the Universe - A famous scientist comments
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In his book The Enchanted Loom: Mind in the Universe, 1981, p. 19 Robert Jastrow states:

“Scientists have no proof that life was not the result of an act of creation, but they are driven by the nature of their profession to seek explanations for the origin of life that lie within the boundaries of natural law. They ask themselves, ‘How did life arise out of inanimate matter? And what is the probability of that happening?’ And to their chagrin they have no clear-cut answer, because chemists have never succeeded in reproducing nature’s experiments on the creation of life out of nonliving matter.”

In another publication he writes:

“Consider the enormity of the problem. Science has proven that the Universe exploded into being at a certain moment. It asks, What cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter and energy into the Universe? Was the Universe created out of nothing, or was it gathered together out of pre-existing materials? And science cannot answer these questions . . .The scientist’s pursuit of the past ends in the moment of creation. This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians. They have always accepted the word of the Bible: In the beginning God created heaven and earth…

(God and the Astronomers, 1978 pp. 114-115).