September 10, 2008

A thousand years

So apparently the world hasn't blown up yet. That’s something to be thankful for :).

I don't really get what the experiment was all about, but from what I can gather they were trying to prove the Big Bang theory, or work out how the big bang theory works.

I've never been someone who has worried about exactly how the world was created. I believe God made it - that’s a given. Exactly how he did it, I'm not that sure of. And I'm not too worried about it either. Maybe he did make it in 6 literal days, maybe he used the collision of atoms and other scientific bits and pieces over thousands of years. After all, for God a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day (2 Peter 3:8). But that has never bothered me. My faith doesn't hinge on any one scientific theory.

Don't get me wrong. I love science. I did biology up to Year 12 and really enjoyed it. Science is a way of working out how God helps the world keep ticking. The fact I had to get the right chromosome from both my parents to get red hair amazes me.

I only have one question. Why is it that the world can justify spending $10 billion on an experiment which really doesn’t affect us that much, when there are people without food in a country next door?


tristan said...

The planet-endangering part of the experiment is still a month away, so hang on a little while longer =). Not that anything will happen I imagine.

As far as I understand it, the experiment should prove useful in quite a few areas, including cheap/atomic energy for the future, which obviously has the potential to very quickly eclipse $10 billion of benefits for developing countries...

Erin said...

lol, I said I didn't really understand it :)