Can we use science to disprove the existence of a Divine Creator?
It Boils Down To This
Science has not and cannot disprove the existence of God.
Morality & Abstract Reasoning - What Can Be a Scientific Fact?
To think that science has disproved the existence of God is to misunderstand the limits of science. Science primarily deals with proofs but it does not always have the capability to prove or disprove beliefs or hypotheses. Its focus is limited to investigating and discovering observable and measurable data, thus making it unable to explore non-observable and non-measurable information. There are numerous scientifically-inclined assertions, and while some arguments hold merit, others need to be discarded and laid to rest in the realm of theory, such as the case of the Big Bang Theory.
If an assertion cannot be definitively proven or disproven, it cannot be considered a scientific fact. Therefore, science has its limitations and cannot explain or dismiss everything, including metaphysical reality. Although some scientists claim that there is no metaphysical reality, since they cannot provide concrete evidence for their assertion, it remains scientifically unproven.
The inclusion of logical reasoning and rational thought in our search for the origin of life and the birth of our universe will aid in the advancement of our quest for answers. It can be logically deduced that the initiation of the creation process would require a certain level of intelligence. Only an intelligent and self-sufficient entity would be capable of generating the necessary components for the formation of our universe. To be recognized as the Creator of all things and not as a created entity, this Creator must exist outside the boundaries of all created things, including time.
In the pursuit of irrefutable scientific evidence for the genesis of life, one will inevitably come up empty-handed. Although it cannot be proven by scientific standards, abstract reasoning lends support to the notion that a Supreme Creator must have, at the very least, brought forth the initial entity and must also transcend the limitations of time, space, and matter. The ultimate Creator cannot be created.
Morality & Science - Can Anything Exist Without a Creator?
Science is the disciplined examination of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation, experimentation, and the evaluation of theories based on gathered evidence.
If you study science deep enough or long enough it will force you to believe in God. ~ William Thompson Kelvin
Kelvin, a British mathematician, is known for his significant contributions in the field of science. Among his notable achievements is the discovery of the second law of thermodynamics. Furthermore, he has left a lasting scientific legacy as the eponym for the Kelvin, which is the unit of measurement for thermodynamic temperature.
Science can be used as evidence to support the likelihood of unprovable things. However, it is unscientific to claim that the original existence of all things must be scientifically explainable, and therefore, a Great Creator cannot exist. This argument suggests that substances simply existed on their own within potential occurrences.
Searching for answers in scientific forums can overwhelm seekers with unlikely theories. Many scientists claim that the universe began with primary elements and propose that the earth was formed as gas and dust swirled together with the aid of gravity. However, this raises the question of the origin of dust, gas, and gravity. And if gravity is the result of the warping of time and space, then it leads to the logical follow-up question: how did time and space come into existence? The explanations provided so far remain implausible as they assert that something unintelligent and limited simply existed, eventually leading to the formation of complex life and materials in our universe. While scientifically sound explanations are valuable, it is important to also explore rational arguments beyond the limitations of science in order to discover truths.
Universal Lessons From the Torah: The Foundation of All Knowledge
The Torah explains:
The foundation of all foundations and the pillar of wisdom is to know that there is a Primary Being who brought into being all existence. All the beings of the heavens, the earth, and what is between them came into existence only from the truth of His being.
If one would imagine that He does not exist, no other being could possibly exist.
If one would imagine that none of the entities aside from Him exist, He alone would continue to exist, and the nullification of their [existence] would not nullify His existence, because all the [other] entities require Him and He, blessed be He, does not require them nor any one of them. Therefore, the truth of His [being] does not resemble the truth of any of their [beings].
This is implied by the prophet's statement [Jeremiah 10:10]: "And God, your Lord, is true" - i.e., He alone is true and no other entity possesses truth that compares to His truth. This is what [is meant by] the Torah's statement [Deuteronomy 4:35]: "There is nothing else aside from Him" - i.e., aside from Him, there is no true existence like His. ~ The Foundation of the Torah (RaMBaM)
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