Are they coming around to our way of thinking?
Have you seen it? The ‘Hand of God’ as spotted recently by NASA’s NuSTAR Space Telescope. Yes, the scientific community has actually come out and stated “a new NASA X-ray image captures a celestial object that resembles the ‘Hand of God,’”(huffingtonpost.com). This is interesting – maybe even exciting!
In recent times, it has not always been this way. NASA and the media a few years back reported that astronomers discovered (with the help of the Hubble Telescope) the Whirlpool Galaxy – 31 million light years away. They called it the “X-Structure”. (But, we like to say, God is reminding us of his Son – Jesus Christ.)
It seems that the “X-Factor” didn’t get the proper scientific recognition, but apparently the “Hand of God” did!
In a commentary -Quoting now (*), “Today’s scientific establishment is largely secular, even atheistic, so naming the image of an exploding star – captured by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscope Telescope Array, or NuSTAR – the “Hand of God” seems just a rare and whimsical acknowledgement of God, since the image does bear an unmistakable resemblance to a giant, cosmic “hand.”
However, renowned scientist Arthur Robinson, commenting on the photo’s name, tells WND.com that until the current historical era, everything in nature was considered by scientists to be evidence of the “hand of God.”
“Scientists during most of history have recognized that the vast natural beauty they are privileged to see and study could only have been the product of an awesome Creator,” Robinson said.
This ubiquitous natural wonderland caused man to acknowledge and honor the Creator of creation, as Copernicus did when he wrote, ‘The world has been built for us by the Best and Most Orderly Workman of all.’ Or as Galileo wrote, ‘God is known .. by Nature in His works and by doctrine in His revealed word.’ Or as Pasteur confessed, ‘The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.’ Or Isaac Newton: ‘When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.’” (Emphasis mine – of Purposeful Design.)
Newton, interestingly, is universally regarded as one of the most important scientists in history, and his 1687 book, “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,” is considered perhaps the most influential science book of all time, laying out the basis for classical mechanics.
But Newton also wrote another book many people have never heard about: “Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John.” In fact, a devout Christian, Newton spent a significant amount of his time researching and studying the Bible.
With views like that, which by today’s academic standards might be regarded as “unscientific,” it is questionable whether Sr. Isaac Newton, history’s most famous scientist, could have landed a professorship at a modern secular university.(*) (http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/beyond-nasa-photo-hand-of-god-seen-everywhere