Friday, December 08, 2006
[Sir Isaac Newton; described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion]
All of science, and in fact all of normal, everyday, life is based on the exactly regular workings of natural law. We take it for granted that if certain objects consistently behave in a certain way, then they always have and always will; it is a "law of nature". We have no doubt that lighting the stove will heat, not freeze, our dinner and that an object released from our hand will fall to the floor, not to the ceiling. All of science and technology are based on the assumption that if certain substances behave in a certain way in repeatable experiments then they always have and always will.
These "laws of nature" are far from simple, either. Each year scientists discover new levels of unbelievable complexity as they scratch the surface of understanding how our universe really works.
Obviously "natural laws" imply a Supreme Legislator Who decreed them. If the universe had, somehow, come into existence spontaneously it should logically be chaotic as well. How could such a tremendously complex and consistent system have no designer or supervisor whatsoever? Clearly it is orchestrated by a Supreme Being.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 11:31 AM