“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
The biblical view of creation is not in conflict with science; rather, it is in conflict with any worldview that starts without a creator.
Our vast galaxy, The Milky Way, is spinning at the incredible speed of 490,000 mph. But even at this breakneck speed, our galaxy still needs 200 million years to make one rotation. And there are over a billion other galaxies just like ours – all functioning with remarkable order and efficiency.
“This universality of physical laws (of the cosmos) tells us that if we land on another planet with a thriving alien civilization, they will be running on the same laws that we have discovered and tested here on earth…
Science thrives not only on the universality of physical laws but also on the existence and persistence of physical constants… If you do the math, you can determine that a star’s luminosity is steeply independent on the universal law of gravity. In other words, if gravity had been slightly different in the past, then the energy output of the sun would have been far more variable than anything the biological, climatological, or geological record indicates.
Such is the uniformity of our universe.” [end quote]
To say the universe “just happened” requires more faith than to believe in an intelligent Creator is behind it all. Personally, I do not have enough faith to be an atheist.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick