Scientific Evidence for God  

Posted by JC Lamont

The following excerpts are from the article Big Bang Evidence for God written by Frank Turek, co-author of I Don't have Enough Faith to Be and Atheist.

The article is awesome – a MUST read!

The evidence all points to the fact that the universe began from literally nothing physical or temporal. Once there was no time, no space, and no matter and then it all banged into existence out of nothing with great precision.

Based on scientific evidence, here are what agnostic, secular astronomers and cosmologists are saying:

Dr. Robert Jastrow, who reviewed the evidence, concluded in his book (God and the Astronomers), “Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world. The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same: the chain of events leading to man commenced suddenly and sharply at a definite moment in time, in a flash of light and energy.”

In an interview, Jastrow went even further, admitting that “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. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover. . . . That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact.”
Arthur Eddington, General Relativity expert who finds it personally “repugnant” to need the supernatural to explain the beginning, admitted, “The beginning seems to present insuperable difficulties unless we agree to look on it as frankly supernatural.”

Robert Wilson—co-discoverer of the Radiation Afterglow, which won him a Noble Prize in Physics— observed, “Certainly there was something that set it off. Certainly, if you’re religious, I can’t think of a better theory of the origin of the universe to match with Genesis.”

George Smoot—co-discoverer of the Great Galaxy Seeds which won him a Nobel Prize as well—echoed Wilson’s assessment by saying,
“There is no doubt that a parallel exists between the Big Bang as an event and the Christian notion of creation from nothing.”
Now why would scientists, despite their personal misgivings, admit that there are “supernatural” forces at work?

Why couldn't natural forces have produced the universe?

Because there was no nature and there were no natural forces ontologically prior to the Big Bang—nature itself was created at the Big Bang. That means the cause of the universe must be something beyond nature—something we would call supernatural. It also means that the supernatural cause of the universe must at least be:

• spaceless because it created space

• timeless because it created time

• immaterial because it created matter

• powerful because it created out of nothing

• intelligent because the creation event and the universe was precisely designed

• personal because it made a choice to convert a state of nothing into something (impersonal forces don’t make choices).

Those are the same attributes of the God of the Bible.

Jastrow wrote, “There is a kind of religion in science . . . every effect must have its cause; there is no First Cause. . . . This religious faith of the scientist is violated by the discovery that the world had a beginning under conditions in which the known laws of physics are not valid, and as a product of forces or circumstances we cannot discover. When that happens, the scientist has lost control. If the scientist really examined the implications, he would be traumatized. As usual when faced with trauma, the mind reacts by ignoring the implications—in science this is known as “refusing to speculate.”

Why do scientists refuse to speculate? Why do they find scientific evidence of the supernatural traumatizing?

Because to follow the evidence where it leads is to admit that since all space, time, and matter were created, the cause must be spaceless, timeless and immaterial. God.

Dr. Jastrow, despite his agnosticism, concludes his book this way: “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”

This entry was posted on 19 January, 2009 at Monday, January 19, 2009 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


Thanks for the article! I signed the letter and am hopeful! Great post, JC.

January 19, 2009 at 12:59 AM

Wow. Now, I don't have kids, so I've not seen how this is getting pulled into our schools, but I hear it is. It's sooo sad to see Jesus pulled from the schools, and they wonder why kids are freaking out and pulling guns. Ok, sorry, different topic.

Thanks for this, JC. I'm gonna click that link and see where it takes me. I can't believe churches are supporting Darwin.....

January 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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