Finding Common Ground for Christianity and Science

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Isaac Newton, the superb scientific genius who discovers calculus, believed in God (Hummel) and Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer who proposes the heliocentric model of the solar system, had the faith and gets a layover (Poythress). In this modern era, science has shaped human lives in exceptional ways; through science, human can learn the medical knowledge, transportation development such as: cars and airplane, as well as other remarkable innovation. However, in olden days when science has not become the answer to the unknown, humanity seeks help and explanation in religion. Throughout the history, many texts, legends, and leverage of religion upon civilization are straggled.
In the religious point of view, people utter prayers for help in time of need or to appease God’s wrath. On the contrary, since now people have weapons for protection, video games for entertainment, medicine to cure sickness, and other scientific innovation, the obligation to pray has been replaced in order to get comfort and security. The vast majority of people in the world turn their perspective to a new god: science, with scientists as the priest. The increasing numbers of atheist population in the world from four percent to thirteen percent proven from a survey on religiosity conducted by WIN-Gallup International (Mehta) indirectly serve as a concrete evidence for that theory.
The rapid development of science now and then also affects the way people view the Christianity along with the existence of God. Does God really exist or is He just a piece of imagination? In A Universe from Nothing, a book written by a professor in theoretical physicist Lawrence Maxwell Krauss, Krauss claims that he found some evidence in regards to the creation of unive...

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...even correlate on the earliest time, the creation of the universe. Most people argue between the creation of universe by a powerful creator or is it from a huge explosion of materials, big bang? (Taylor). However, let’s try to observe this argument in another point of view; Professor John Polkinghorne, a scientist and a priest in the Church of England, said: “Genesis is not there to give short, technical answers about how the universe began. It gives us the big answer that things exist because of God's will. One can perfectly well believe in the Big Bang, but believe in it as the will of God the creator” (Christianity: Beliefs about Creation and Evolution); from that statement, the existence of a creator is proven but the presence of big bang is also proven. That neutral view addresses the idea by stating that big bang is part of God’s ways in molding the universe.
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