Do I think both can exist - they do
Once again I think we have added a reader from Taiwan - welcome. Just so everyone knows how this all works is I get statistics on how many people have come to the blog for the day and open a page. If you read 3 posts while there you count as one reader for the day. It will show me what countries have found the blog and it is cool as it then starts to color in the world map for each country who has read a post and it gets darker with the number of readers. That is all I know about any of you.
If you register to receive this via email, I cannot see who signs up.. My family has and we do not receive any junk mail so that might be the easiest way to stay on top of the blog. Those numbers do not count as part of the daily read.
It is Sunday and this is when I pay homage to God on his day.
BS - 107 - I had a wild afternoon yesterday but still in good shape
BP - 119/ 76 (home machine) - HR 52
God's creation story and science
Many of us God fearing people have read Genesis. God created the heaven and earth. Now it does not go into any definition how God created the heaven and earth. Science has a few thoughts of its own and probably the best known is the Big Bang theory.
According to Wikipedia "The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model that describes the early development of the Universe. According to the theory, the Big Bang occurred approximately 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. At this time, the Universe was in an extremely hot and dense state and began expanding rapidly. After the initial expansion, the Universe cooled sufficiently to allow energy to be converted into various subatomic particles, including protons, neutrons, and electrons. Though simple atomic nuclei formed within the first three minutes after the Big Bang, thousands of years passed before the first electrically neutral atoms formed. The majority of atoms that were produced by the Big Bang are hydrogen, along with helium and traces of lithium. Giant clouds of these primordial elements later coalesced through gravity to form stars and galaxies, and the heavier elements were synthesized either within stars or during supernovae"
To me this does not say that God did not do this. Who is to say he did not; nor can we prove it. So as a young man studying science and Christianity - I have always believed both can be true.
God's creation of man and evolution
Furthermore God said, "Lets make man in our own image. Now science and Darwin try to tell me I either evolved from an earlier primate "ape" or life began as a single cell split and started to form different forms of life.
This is when I have a very difficult time linking the two together. If either happened, then I have a million questions I would like to ask those people. I f it did occur this way, how did our bodies get so sophisticated on their own. We know the eyes and nervous system can be effected by diabetes so I will focus a little on the eyes in this post.
The Anatomy of the Eye says it best. Follow the link to this amazing article. The eye is very sophisticated and just the design of it makes it hard for me to believe it evolved to this sophistication. And if it did, why has it not evolved to something even better over the past millions of years.
Lens - just one partThe lens is where about 20 of the eye's 60 diopters obtain diopteric power. The remainder of the eye's diopteric power is contained in the cornea. Furthermore it is the lens that enables us to change the focus according to different distances, e.g. when we change focus from a TV screen across the living room to a newspaper in our hand. The lens is attached to a mass of threads called zonula threads.
Read the article - it is amazing about this thing we call an eye. Once you read it, you will also understand why it is important to have them checked and even do a retinal scan to see if there is any damage or check the blood vessel damage - mine is good at the moment.
Science as a marvel
Now lets give science their due as they are extremely valuable to us and each week I will add something of a marvel from science. Today I think the marvel is what they are doing with the artificial Pancreas.
Click on the above link and it will show you that for Type 1 diabetics, there is finally an accepted breakthrough on an artificial pancreas that can help Type 1 diabetics control insulin production.
According to the article; "The first human trials of the latest design of an artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes found the device worked without causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).Ideally, this type of automated device would finally free people with type 1 diabetes from the insulin injections that many require each day, while relieving them of the constant need to check blood sugar levels and monitor the food they eat accordingly."
I think this is when God loves science and science should love God. God's great machine, the human body is not all perfect. But he did give us smart humans and a scientific community who can develop such wonderful equipment.
I think they both exist and I am glad.
May God continue to send us marvelous people to help us with our afflictions.