Origins is the focus of this month’s Covalence. Pastor and physicist George Murphy takes another look at the question of origins as a follow-up to a piece he did for us earlier this year called “God is not a Pinhead.”
Diving into the complex questions surrounding origins is always interesting in a church setting, but origins is also an unsolved problem within the sciences, where the mysteries surrounding the rise of living beings are not often discussed as much of the focus remains on evolution.
An interesting quote from more than 100 years ago came up during a talk given by a microbiology professor at a university campus church earlier this week. French biologist Louis Pasteur is to have said, “The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Science brings men nearer to God.”
It is both in the awe and wonder of nature many begin their exploration of faith and science. As you will see again this month, it never fails to bring about new ideas about ourselves and the world around us.