Science and the Sacred

Science and the Sacred

The Works of Your Hands


Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane, et al.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1

The “hand” shown above is created by energy emanating from the nebula around the dying star PSR B1509-58.  While it is certainly not the literal “Hand of God,” His hand is certainly quite evident in it.


Underlying our universe, captured so beautifully in this image, are countless physical constants that appear to be precisely tuned in order to support its present state.  Was ours simply the only universe to get things right amongst an infinite number of other universes?  Or does such balance point to a designer?

To learn more about the “fine-tuning of the universe,” be sure to explore Question 14 on our website.

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posted May 3, 2009 at 9:36 pm

His/Her hand does not appear to be evident in the astroimage. The multiverse hypothesis, while presently untestable, is not weaker than that which involves fine-tuning from an intelligent creator, itself untestable.
Also, if all the rules have been set in place by this entity, what is the role for His/Her involvement in our lives, miracles, or revelation?

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