Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gravity and the universe

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Gravity and the Universe

Mankind's quest to understand the universe passed a major milestone with the recent development of more information about the Higgs Boson, which sheds light on mass and gravity. Last year another boson particle was discovered, and who knows how many are yet to be discovered? One thing for sure, the more we learn, the more we will realize that much more remains unknown.

There is a limit to mankind's ability to know. The complexity of the universe challenges our imagination. And science risks becoming unscientific because so many theories have been developed that cannot be tested. Now there is a new theory of mass and gravity which cannot be tested in the lab. Who knows what the next theory will be?

Interesting that so much time and resources are being used to explore the realm of physics. Maybe we can come up with another gimmick to satisfy for one moment our desire for something new?

We might be better served to focus on the real needs of humanity, for food, water, clothing, shelter, and security. Love is more powerful than Higgs Boson. Spiritual values are more to be desired than all the theories of physics.  There is a way that seems right to mankind, but the end is the way of death. Seeking to know physical things without knowing love is the path to destruction.

Love is understood by learning about Jesus, God's gift to mankind to save us from our endless search for meaning in life. 

John 3:13-21  "No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."

"And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God." (ESV)

Yes, faith in Jesus is more useful than all the knowledge of the universe, about how physical things work. I love the study of physics, being an engineer, but knowing Jesus is so much more satisfying. Knowing Jesus is knowing love, and love is the greatest force existing. Love has more weight than the universe. 

1 comment:

  1. It's great that we have satellite pictures of Neptune. It would be better if America had spent that money making potable water a reality for those who do not have it. With half the money that NASA has spent we could probably have done the research to come up with way to wean ourselves off fossil fuels.

    Sadly science and government are both about something that is far different than love. Both are driven by values that are the antitheses of Jesus'.