Good Heavens! The Human Side of Astronomy
Our Special Place in the Cosmos
If contemporary astrophysics and cosmology has demonstrated anything conclusively about the nature of our universe it is
(1) We have a very special and unique place here on earth to observe and learn more about the universe and
(2) It requires intelligent agents to create even the simplest models of our universe or other theoretical universes.
In short, despite what popularizers of science tell us, we are indeed significant in the cosmos and there is an intelligent being behind and beyond the cosmos. As Christians, we know that the Creator of the cosmos Himself came down to us in the Person of His Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. All things came into being through Him, but sinful humanity did not recognize or know Him.
Can man invent a universe and live in it? Can we live as though our lives are really insignificant? The simple answer to both questions is no.
On this episode of Good Heavens! Wayne and Dan discuss two basic problems with modern cosmology:
(1) Creating theoretical universes and
(2) Declaring human beings to be cosmically insignificant.
Some thoughtful resources to strengthen and encourage you on these topics.
A new video by Dan called "Fine Tuning is Dangerous"
Dan's interview with Steven C. Meyer, author of The Return of the God Hypothesis (Two Parts).
Dan's interview with Dr. Luke Barnes, coauthor of A Fortunate Universe
Book: Cosmology without God?
James Walker's interview with former high-ranking scientologist Mike Render (Two Parts)
Original presentation from Dr. Sean Carroll, "God is not a Good Theory"
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