Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi
For a thousand years, mathematicians, scientists, philosophers and religious figures have wrestled with the question of whether it’s possible to know once and for all whether there is such a thing as a ‘God’. And if so, what form might ‘He’ take.
Such question was always there in my mind. From my childhood I saw my mother praying and worshipping God for more than two hours daily. Even one of my professor in Geology department was devoted to Goddess Kali and uses to advice me; if you want to achieve something in your life get the blessings of God.
Twelve years ago my mother took me to an astrologer who was also a head of Mechanical Engineering Department of an engineering college. My mother was more curious to know about my carrier and future. After going through my horoscope he suggested me to offer prayer on particular days. In reply, my mother told him that I don’t believe on god and I will also not follow the complicated rituals of worshipping. After hearing to my mother he gave very calm reply, never thrust your son to believe on god. Time will come when god himself will show his existence to your son.
At that time I was not able to understand his version. Being a believer on science I always believed that every action in this universe is natural and it is nothing to do with god.
But now every thing has changed. From last few years I am trying to understand about the stars, universe, big bang theory, evolution of planets, and rotation of planets around the sun, cosmology, photosynthesis, continuous pumping of your heart, human genome and lots more. Everything thing is happening in perfect mode as if someone super has created all these. It may be GOD.
If we want to see the existence of god we can see it in the form of Big Bang. The existence of the big bangs begs the question of what came before that and who or what was responsible. The big bang cries out for a devine explanation. It forces the conclusion that nature had a defined beginning. I cannot see how nature could have created itself. Only a supernatural force that is outside of space and time could have done that.
But what of the rest of creation? What are we to make of the long, drawn-out process by which our own planet, Earth, came into existence, some 10 billion years after the big bang? Who gave the first rotation to our planets? Was it natural or some supernatural force have done it.
God has not left His name etched onto the surface of planets. However, there is abundant evidence that the universe was designed by super intelligent Agent, who purposed that the universe should exist and be capable of supporting advanced life. The design of the universe is just one line of evidence that God created the universe. The design of the earth and solar system is also quite impressive.
Regarding origin of water, atmosphere, oxygen there are lots of speculations and theories but no final conclusion. How these are all created no body knows.
Now if you see the human genome, it consists of all the DNA of our species, the hereditary code of life. This newly revealed text was 3 billion letters long, and written in a strange and cryptographic four-letter code. Such is the amazing complexity of the information carried within each cell of the human body, that a live reading of that code at a rate of one letter per second would take thirty one years, even if reading continued day and night.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. The dimensions of the cosmos are so large that using familiar units of distance, such as meters or miles, chosen for their utility on Earth, would make little sense. Instead we measure distance with the speed of light.
A galaxy is composed of gas, dust and stars- billions upon billions of stars. There are some hundred billion galaxies, each with, on the average, a hundred billion stars. Who has created all these? Is it not the creation by some super natural force?
In the face of such overpowering numbers, what is the likelihood that only one ordinary star, the Sun, is accompanied by an inhabited planet? Why should we, tucked away in some forgotten corner of the cosmos. Is this a wish of God or the mystery lies somewhere else?
What about the Atom? The average atom is about two hundred-millionths of centimeter or about 0.8 hundred-millionths of an inch in diameter. Alternatively, it would take a string of about 125 million atoms to form an inch-long chain. A cubic centimeter of almost any solid contains about 100 sextillions (100,000 billion billion) atoms.
Many people may say its all science. But science is an ongoing process. It never ends. There is no single ultimate truth to be achieved, after which all the scientists can retire.
Science is not only way of knowing. Science alone is not enough to answer all the important questions. The spiritual worldview provides another way of finding truth. Scientists who deny this would be well advised to consider the limits of their own tools, as nicely represented in a parable told by the astronomer Aurthur Eddington. He described a man who set about to study deep-sea life using a net that had a mesh size of three inches. After catching many wild and wonderful creatures from the depths, the man concluded that are no deep-sea fish that are smaller than three inches in length! If we are using the scientific net to catch our particular version of truth, we should not be surprised that it does not catch the evidence of spirit.