[The Listserve] Lasers and Creeds
I love science. I went into science because I love finding out how the world works. Call it persuit of truth. And I have a mild addiction to mathematics, but if I went full mathematician, then I’d have to admit that I have a problem. So, I stuck with science & engineering.
I also love Jesus Christ.
Some people think this is a contradiction. Are science and religion compatible? Bad religion doesn’t work with good science, and bad science doesn’t work with good religion. Then there’s the bad religion/bad science combination, but that’s not a terribly interesting combination, regardless of its popularity.
This leaves us with good religion and good science.
Science is the study of what God has created. Which is pretty cool. This is true even if you don’t believe in God - you are still studying His handiwork.
If you want to get into science, pay attention to Linear Algebra - it’s more important than they let on in undergrad.
If you want to know more about God, read His Book. The Gospels are a great place to start: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Westminster Confession states beautifully: “It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man, the Prophet, Priest, and King, the Head and Savior of His Church, the Heir of all things, and Judge of the world: unto whom He did from all eternity give a people, to be His seed, and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.”
I highly recommend the Westminster Confession. It’s dense, but maybe one of the best works we’ve have ever created.
I love to talk about this stuff. Feel free to email me.
PS - You should read up on how lasers work. They wouldn’t work without Quantum Mechanics. They are amazing beasts.