Photography and God in Science
Originally, my post on here was going to be about an article I read on Mail Online, regarding a photograph taken by the European Observatory’s Vista telescope in Chile. There are more than 200,000 galaxies in the photograph, and it took 55 hours of exposure, five different colored filters, and over 6,000 separate exposures to create the picture. And it’s really a beautiful photo. Furthermore, it shows how advanced technologies are and it brings science to life.
My post, clearly, still is on this photograph, but I am not going where I intended to go. I wanted, at first, to talk about technology’s advancement and photography, but then I read the comments on the article. The first comment says this, “Alone? Insignificant? Feel so small? Call God through His Son Jesus Christ and you will never feel alone, insignificant or small every again.” The comment got a significant amount of backlash, with people arguing that God and Jesus have no place in science. This brought up many questions for me.
Firstly, I was thinking about what is the role of comments in blogging? Does it serve a purpose to comment things like the above?
Secondly, and this question may be too daunting to even discuss: what is the role of God in science? Does God, whether or not you believe, have a place when discussing science? Should God/religion and science be completely separate entities? Is that even possible?