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To: Alas Babylon!

5. I am not a member of the fundamentalist American Protestant church. I don’t know what their opinion of science is, but for those I do know, many are against science, and believe scientists are anti-God. I don’t know why this is so.


I think the stereotyping can run both ways—as I AM an evangelical Christian who nonetheless accepts and embraces all non-agenda driven (as bray would put it) science, scientific efforts, and scientists.

In fact, I believe as does Dinesh Desouza, that legitimate science more often than not helps EXPLAIN the case for God than refutes it.

Years ago, I got fed up with my job at a newspaper and for a time left to work in the legitimate private sector, where I ended up working for a man who was an academically credentialed scientist who was actually employed as an engineer—an intersting dichotomy in itself.

One day we got on the “creationism” topic and he began to explain the Big Bang theory to me—and I just assumed that anyone who could so completely describe something in such detail must be a devotee of it. So, I basically ended up asking him, “But what came BEFORE the big bang—?”

And he said to me, “Well, that question is why I go to church every Sunday.”


21 posted on 01/27/2013 5:57:23 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob
So, I basically ended up asking him, “But what came BEFORE the big bang—?”

LOL.

That is what I have wondered ever since I first heard of the 'big bang'. It had to be a humongously large planet; if it were a sun, everything would have been burned up. But, if it were a planet, what provided the light, heat, etc.?

Also, why are all the planets, moons and stars spherical? Asteroids and commets aren't.
26 posted on 01/27/2013 6:10:36 AM PST by TomGuy
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Awesome! I agree with you 100%!


28 posted on 01/27/2013 6:10:36 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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