Archive for November 2nd, 2009

Zoom In or Zoom Out, You’ll Still Find God

November 2, 2009

Taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory from its orbiting 360 miles above the Earth, the photo of Pulsar B1509 captures the X-Ray nebula in a state shaped like a human hand. NASA estimates that the shape, composed of electromagnetic energy pumped out by a neutron star just 12 miles in diameter, spans 150 light years.

Four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon, an English philosopher and the father of inductive reasoning and the scientific method, concluded that expanding your vision inevitably leads to evidence of God’s handiwork.

It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy brings about man’s mind to religion: For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.
Francis Bacon

Nineteenth-century Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard agreed, pointing out that expansion of vision can refer to a (more…)