“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
~King David (Psalm 19:1)
Romans 1:20—For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.Science is the study of God’s physical effects and an intellectual form of worship. As Nicolaus Copernicus, the publication of whose book On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres generally marks the beginning of the Scientific Revolution, remarked:
To know the mighty works of God, to comprehend His wisdom and majesty and power; to appreciate, in degree, the wonderful workings of His laws, surely all this must be a pleasing and acceptable mode of worship to the Most High, to whom ignorance cannot be more gratifying than knowledge.This doesn’t mean, of course, that scientists always realize that they are studying God’s physical effects, or that they understand their act of worship. Just as a person may study and contemplate a work of art without thinking about the artist who made it, so also a scientist may perform experiments without acknowledging the God who made experiments possible. Nevertheless, we honor a sculptor (whether we realize it or not) by contemplating his works, and we honor God when we investigate his world.
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