Ever since Galileo correctly positioned the Earth with the Sun, the church has been at odds with scientific thought. Even though God or the Bible ever stipulated that the Earth was the core to the solar system, the church at the time stubbornly insisted that Galileo was guilty of sedition.
The real truth is that Jewish and Christian scientists have been earning scientific awards for centuries while still adhering to the issue that God’s truth from the Torah or Bible gave the scientists a better understanding of the world around them.http://www.adherents.com/largecom/fam_chrsci.html
Many scientific principles have been articulated in the bible; the Earth is a sphere suspended on nothing, there is a great northern belt of darkness that extends through our Milky Way, and that the universe is expanding are some of the principles declared in the Bible.
What is fascinating is there are advanced theories being postulated by the cutting edge theoretical physicists that are presenting speculations that are similar to the spiritual realm of believers in God.
For example, does this theory belong to religious clergy or string theorists of physics?: There are three dimensions, plus time, plus six more critical planes which are real and potent despite our inability to observe them directly or measure them with any instruments.
Inspect the next theory, does it belong to the religious clergy or theoretical physicists? There are three dimensions, plus time, plus one additional plane of the spirit, which is real and potent despite our inability to observe it directly or measure it with any instrument.
Intellectual bias and preconceived suppositions by the media or academia would ridicule the explanation by the clergy as being “weird, kooky, mythical ideas dripping in superstition.
However when one of the top string theorists of our time portrayed precisely the same format as the clergy, Time Magazine heralded the scientist as “one of the leading minds of his generation” and many newspapers gushed over the theory. It was embraced by academic institutions as “cutting edge”.
The only problem was the theory is accepted from the string theorists but rejected if similar ideals are articulated by the clergy. Both in essence advance the same thing, but intellectual prejudice accepts the theory from “one of their own”, but ridicules the theory if it comes from those representing religion. The only difference is string theorists believe in multiple planes of additional existence while the clergy believe in only one.
Top string theorists as Lisa Randall theorize that space has hidden dimensions even though there is no legitimate way to prove it currently. http://www.ask.com/wiki/Lisa_Randall?o=2800&qsrc=999
The Bible even states a principle of the Higgs boson particle that “things made were not made by things that appear”.
The Bible points to the fact that things that exist are given their mass by things that do not appear, exactly what the majority of scientists now believe.
The necessity to adjust the Standard Model in physics is needed because the theory of relativity works for things as stars on up, but fails to explain the microscopic behavior of molecules and atoms on down. Gravity works find for stars on up, but gravity is a question mark for things from the atom on down. Something else gives the mass of protons, neutrons and electrons. The Higgs boson particle is seen to hold the key to the answer.
Things invisible holds things together was declared in the Bible and ridiculed. That statement is not being ridiculed any longer.