School children today are routinely taught that we live in an expanding universe that is around 14 billion years old. This perspective is so widespread that it’s strange to realize that it represented a dramatic upheaval in the fields of physics and astronomy about 100 years ago!
Just 150 years ago, the idea of evolution was popularized in Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and, along with it, the underpinning of a fully secular explanation for the origin and diversity of life on earth. Subsequent developments in the fields of microbiology, genetics and biochemistry have been incorporated into the theory of evolution, but not without revealing an overwhelming degree of complexity and diversity that brings the viability of the theory itself into serious question.
Additionally, the modern academic reckoning of the age of the universe puts a hard limit on the amount of time available for the supposed natural processes of evolution to occur, and no well-established findings have explained this glaring discrepancy.
Taken altogether, the last 150 years of scientific discovery undeniably point to a Creator—and not just any Creator! These advancements confirm certain biblical statements about God’s creation of both the universe and the life we see.
However, this has not lessened objections and denial by secular thinkers, which has ironically resulted in ever-more outlandish and improbable explanations rooted not in scientific fact, but in philosophical approaches that deny even the possibility of a divine Creator!
In the ongoing struggle for sound science, why does it seem that the great minds of humanity today cannot come to terms with the existence of God?