Science vs Religion
How science works in uniformity with Creationism
How it is often parceived
Man made from dust!
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
It later states in Genesis 3:19:
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
Man was created from dust and will then return to dust, thus contributing to the soil of the earth. Upon death, the human body decays and returns to the soil of the earths core in which he came. So there is the religious side of it. But what is the scientific proof that any of this makes sense? The human body is made up of materials and minerals found on the earths core. So for funzzies sake, lets look at some statistics.
“Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?” (Job 10:9)
Upon taking a pottery class a few years ago, i have a uniform knowledge that pottery is made primarily out of water instead of just dust or dirt. And seeing as the human body is 60% water, this also fits into scientific proportions. The fact that this all fits together is absolutely amazing and astonishing! Like, come on, youve gotta admit that thats pretty freakin cool!
What holds the earth up?
Flat Earth vs Round Earth
It is he (God) who sits above the circle of the Earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in (Isaiah 40:22)
Many people see this verse as a misconception and a fault with the Bible. They interpret the fact that it says "circle of a earth", to mean that it is flat. If this verse did indeed mean that upon interpretation, then the entire Bible would be wrong! So for thousands of years the earth was thought to be flat, and it wasnt until Vespucci sailed around the world did they prove that it is indeed round. But in Judo-Christian faith, it was thought to be round long before it was ever proven. Now this verse is interesting because it says "circle", being misleading to those who aim to misinterpret it. Upon researching the topic further, the ancient Hebrew word that was originally used in this scripture meant "circle". Why would they say "circle" instead of "round"? This is because there was no Hebrew word for "sphere" or "round" doring that time period. The Hebrew kanguage tends to focus on the function of an object instead of the direct physical attributes. Apposed to an American, more wester view, in which we would focus on the shape, color and attributes of the object. An example would be a pond. In the western world, we would describe it as being "wet, blue, and possibly big", while in the Hebrew and eastern world would see it as "a place in which one can replenish their strength and obtain water and bathe". So during the translation process and the difference in views, this is how it came out, thus leading to a lot of misconceptions with the verse. Later on, Solomon wrote, "He set a compass upon the face of the deep." (Proverbs 8:27). In this case It is talking about a compass as a circulatory object. As you can see, to get the point across in Hebrew, items were put into proportion with other objects with similar attributes. It is also possible though, that this verse describes that God "encircles" the earth and is everywhere at once. Omnipotent and all knowing. But, this verse located in Proverbs and Isaiah can be extra evidence to the non-contradictions of science and christianity.
Ends of the Earth
Duet 13:7, 28:49, 28:64, 30:4, 33:17; 1 Sam 2:10; Nehemiah 1:9; Job 28:24, 37:3, 38:13; Psalm 2:8, 19:4, 22:27, 46:9, 48:10, 59:13, 61:2, 65:5, 65:8, 67:7, 72:8, 95:4, 98:3, 135:7; Proverbs 17:24 30:4; Isaiah 5:26, 11:12, 24:16, 26:15, 40:28, 41:5, 41:9, 42:10, 43:6, 45:22, 44:23, 48:20, 49:6, 52:10, 59:18, 60:9, 62:11; Ezekiel 27:33; Jeremiah 25:32, 31:8, 50:41, 51:16; Daniel 4:11, 4:20, 4:22; Micah 5:4; Zechariah 9:10; Matt 12:42, 24:31; Mark 13:27; Luke 11:31; Acts 1:8, 13:47; Romans 10:18; Rev 20:8.
The concept of "The ends of the earth" is cited over 50 times within the Bible. But as we know, it is round. So what the heck? Well, again we must look at the originated words in which it was written in. As the old testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek, we must study the original word most often used to describe the phrase "ends of the earth" in both Hebrew and Greek. The Hebrew word for it is,“אפס” and greek word is “peras”. The definition for both of these examples is "highest or utmost parts of the earth". So this verse isnt a direct reference to an ending earth, but to the far reaching parts of the planet. Thus, this cannot be used to credit the Bible as being contradictory to factual information. I decided to study this verse because its one that people who are looking to prove scrpiture wrong tend to tear apart and be nit picky-about. So thats a big one! Now im gonna go to the bathroom.....be right back.
The Earth Will Never Move
The Lord reigns, he is robed with majesty; the Lord is robed;
he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
- Psalms 93:1
This is another one people like to use to try to find a fallocy in the Bible. As we all know, science has proved that the earth moves in uniformity with the son and the entire universe. It is clear that it is moving. Needless to say Earth is a huge object. But what keeps our planet circling the sun? Gravity of course. Gravity is the invisible force that attracts objects to each other proportionate to their mass. It was first described by Newton and is covered within his 3 laws. The Sun’s gravity is pulling on the Earth. As you know we are not falling, as space has no ups and downs. We are not falling because the Earth is moving through space at a rotation of a tremendous velocity of 29.8 km/s or for some comparison it’s over 67,000 mph! The Earth is caught in the Sun’s gravitational pull, but stayes in a constant path. In this verse, the origin of the word "moved", means "waver, fall out of course, or to slip from the intended path". So in this case, it is a matter of escaping the suns gravitational pull. So due to this force of gravity, what amount of force would be needed to allow it to escape? As i said earlier, Newtons Third law of motion can be used to describe how it would excape the sun and in this case "move". According to my research, it would take a minumum force of 42.1 km/s and would have to be large enough to hit the entirety of the earth instead of a small portion. Scientists conclude that this could never happen, as the earth would be destroyed on impact. And in this verse, God promises that this will never happen. So dont worry about it!
Other Instances In Which Christianity and Science Work In Uniformity
So im gonna be really lazy and copy and paste these from a website. I looked them all up in my bible and they are all legit. I just dont want to pick and choose and dtype. Its late....cut me some slack.
Scientific Fact Verse Man proved it
There is a place void of stars in the NorthJob 26:719th Century
Earth is held in place by invisible forcesJob 26:71650
Taxonomic classification of matterGenesis 11735
The Earth is roundIsaiah 40:2215th Century
Certain animals carry diseases harmful to manLeviticus 1116th Century
Early diagnosis of leprosyLeviticus 1317th Century
Quarantine for disease controlLeviticus 1317th Century
Blood of animals carries diseasesLeviticus 1717th Century
Blood is necessary for lifeLeviticus 17:1119th Century
Oceans have natural paths in themPsalms 8:81854
Earth was in nebular form initiallyGenesis 1:21911
Most seaworthy ship design ratio is 30:5:3Genesis 61860
Light is a particle and has mass (a photon)Job 38:191932
Radio astronomy (stars give off signals)Job 38:71945
Oceans contain fresh water springsJob 38:161920
Snow has material valueJob 38:221905, 1966
Infinite number of stars existGenesis 15:51940
Dust is important to survivalIsaiah 40:121935
Hubert Spencer's scientific principlesGenesis 11820
Air has weightJob 28:2516th Century
Light can be split up into component colorsJob 38:241650
Matter is made up of invisible particlesRomans 1:2020th Century
Plants use sunlight to manufacture foodJob 8:161920
Arcturus and other stars move through spaceJob 38:3219th Century
Water cycleEcclesiastes 1:717th Century