Science, Deep Reality, and Truth
Scientists are excitedly greeting the Higgs Bosun, the “God(damn) Particle,” which proves the existence the Higgs Field, without which there would be no planets, stars, galaxies, or universe, as we know it. The Higgs Field fills space, a sort of cosmic molasses through which everything including ourselves must flow. Without it, our sun would fly apart and so would we.
Scientists have long grappled with what existed before the Big Bang, some even saying that space, time, and substance flashed into existence out of nothing and there is no before. Something from nothing is not scientific, although those who believe in a Creator have no trouble with it.
Early scientific geniuses like Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein saw no conflict between science and God. Einstein’s famous “I can’t believe that God plays dice with the Universe,” made him reject Quantum Theory. Stephen Hawking said, “Einstein was wrong... Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.”
Black Holes and Quantum Mechanics dislodged the “everything-from-nothing theory,” so scientists, who build their theories on evidence, devised others. One is a kind of all-pervading before, and dimensions filled with branes (don’t ask), which occasionally bump up against one another, each bump igniting a Big Bang.
Just what branes are and where they come from is yet to be deeply defined, although one day they will be because science, driven to learn and constantly changing, is different from religions which, believing they already know everything worth knowing, stick with their beliefs. Yet some do change. The Catholic Church, for instance, which in 1633 forced Galileo to deny that the Earth circled the Sun, in 1951 accepted the Big Bang Theory.
My personal theology drives me to follow the mind-bending discoveries of science with bated breath. Each advance carries human thought, and humanity itself, a tiny bit closer to Deep Reality, or Truth, which may, after all, be other words for God.