Sunday, December 03, 2006

Vern Poythress; Redeeming physics: God's word as foundation for scientific law. Here

Quotes and comments;

''In addition, in the foundational passage in Genesis 1 God's speech has a central role. "And God said, 'Let there by light,' and there was light" (Gen. 1:3). The principal acts of creation take place by God speaking.''

- no verse in the bible (or from anywhere) gives us as good a picture of how powerful language (speech) is; of what it can accomplish. Language is the ground of rationality; and in human terms, the ultimate source of power. Through language stars and planets can be created; even a universe. (The sf novel Picoverse shows a NASA like agency creating a universe.)
- is it because of the implications of Gen. 1. that Jesus tells people they will one day be judged by ever word they speak? (I would suggest that at least in part this is the case.)

- Poythress has written a book on Science that is available as a free download on his site. (I haven't read it but plan to.)


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