Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The science of God

The other day I caught the last hour or so of the movie 'Angels and Demons'. Based on the novel by Dan Brown it involves a plot to assassinate the Pope and destroy most of the Vatican. It was a decent movie but it got me to thinking not so much about the plot but the characters within the plot of the movie itself.

The most intriguing part for me comes at the end when a priest is exposed as having developed the entire episode. His premise was that science was essentially taking the place of God. Science was on the door step of explaining creation. If that would happen, what is left for God, he explained. Even the most learned and intelligent individuals sometimes can't see past their own beliefs. We see it mostly in the political world but it happens in all walks of life. The battle between religion and science is nearly as old as religion itself. Sometimes the it's the ones you least expect that hold the most polarizing views.

How is it that we are so sure our viewpoints and beliefs are the only way things can be? Are we so intractable we can see no validity in another point of view? As we grow older we generally find out the world is not always so black and white. I have always believed that science is simply another way of discovering the miracles God created. The more we know, the more we can appreciate the natural world and how it came to be. Never stop learning, never stop growing.


  1. Glad I already read the book so the ending isn't spoiled for me...

  2. It was a better book than the other one. May have to go back and read them both again.