Time doesn’t reveal itself — it has to be revealed. It doesn’t exist outside the human being, because time doesn’t need time. Nor does God. The time required human conscience to be named and defined. It was born from this conscience. Time becomes together with its creator: the human being.
Mental life is not just realism because the truth is not synonymous with psychological needs. And a scientist is, above it all, human. The soul is not composed of logical, real, quantifiable, descriptive, qualitative, pertinent, compliant, comparable, explicable, plausible, expressible contents.
Science vs. God
The weapon the scientist has is the thought. The action of the mind. That’s the thing that can bypass emotion or morality, memory or conscience, truth, or belief. The thought is the most intense action of the being. The scientist learned to direct it. To play with it. Let it run away. Let it develop. Fight with it. Let it understand. Let it be put into words. Hide in it. Thought has the power to become anything.
To translate. To provoke. To inspire. To change. To betray. To augment. To interpret. To give color. To provoke emotions. The thought likes to let itself be manipulated because it manipulates itself.
But, to be able to give meaning, one needs to know the object’s meaning potential. The sufficiency of the human being’s existence is fleeing from what it can mean, seeking to limit itself to certainties.
The scientist runs away from the thought that stays in place and looks for what is moving. And when nothing seems to move, he thinks he may not know what movement is. He never stops trying to understand the significance of the movement. And when he understands, he needs to start doubting again. And, in the end, he turns his face to God, as the ultimate truth. Most of them did it.
Renowned scientists on science and God
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, who said that “all matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”
Maria Mitchell, when said that: “Scientific investigations, pushed on and on, will reveal new ways in which God works, and bring us deeper revelations of the wholly unknown.”
Albert Einstein: “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Sir Isaac Newton: “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
Carl Edward Sagan: “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation, and humility combined is surely spiritual.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “So you’re made of detritus. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”