The laws of science – More ‘guidelines’ than laws?

It’s articles like these that make me truly wonder how people can hide behind science to disprove God. Have a look at this:

An international team of scientists says it has recorded sub-atomic particles travelling faster than light – a finding that could overturn one of Albert Einstein’s long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe. (Emphasis added)

If confirmed, the discovery would undermine Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity, which says that the speed of light is a “cosmic constant” and that nothing in the universe can travel faster.

That assertion, which has withstood over a century of testing, is one of the key elements of the so-called Standard Model of physics, which attempts to describe the way the universe and everything in it works.

“The finding is so startling that, for the moment, everybody should be very prudent.” [said Ereditato, who also works at Berne University in Switzerland]

Ereditato declined to speculate on what it might mean if other physicists, who will be officially informed of the discovery at a meeting in CERN on Friday, found that OPERA’s measurements were correct.

“I just don’t want to think of the implications,” he said. “We are scientists and work with what we know.” (Emphasis added)

There are constant arguments circulating around the known world that science disproves God and/or the bible. To this, I have two points:

1. The bible is not a science manual. It is the Word of God that imparts to us the knowledge of His plan of salvation, amongst other themes that run congruent.

2. If the ‘laws’ of science are really only the likely results of ‘x’ as observed and recorded, then they’re really not laws because it does not take into account what is not observed. In this instance, what is not observed will actually redefine the world of physics in ways not previously imagined. Ergo, it’s not a law, and more like a guideline i.e. It has happened before on multiple occasions, and so we believe that there is no reason for results to deviate when it happens again as far as we know.

The ongoing use of science to explain the perfect ordering of the world is, in my mind, a valuable, incredibly insightful and God-glorying exercise. Science has given us many life-saving things, particularly in the field of medicine etc. But the elevating of science to be an all defining human world view through which we explain the spiritual realm with it is folly and only serves to provide an alternative set of beliefs. The only difference is these people state they’re not beliefs, but ‘facts’, when in reality, their facts are only facts until someone discovers they’re not, like in the articles example. The only absolute truth and fact of this universe is that God has made it, and it was awesome in the truest sense of that word.

God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.

~ Genesis 1:31


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Trying to walk in line with the truth of the Gospel
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