Failure to Think Outside the Box

Sir Isaac Newton said, “I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

If Sir Isaac Newton had a few pebbles, Stephen Hawking might have a few boulders. But the great ocean of truth still lies undiscovered before him.

Hawking, the noted physicist – and now the noted atheist – thinks there’s no God or afterlife. That’s because he only bases his judgments on what’s scientifically measurable, observable, and/or explainable. But as indicated above, there’s a vast ocean of truth out there that Hawking has yet to discover.

A Creator would have left nothing to chance – He would have set up our world, or our universe, so that everything is scientifically explainable. Except perhaps gravity. Last I checked, no noted scientist had a good explanation for what causes gravity.

And there are other things that aren’t scientifically explainable. I recently read a fascinating book called “Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences”, where the author, a physician and scientist, lays out nine lines of evidence showing that there is a spiritual realm in addition to our worldly realm. As a natural-born skeptic myself, it’s compelling stuff.

And if one thinks outside the box, rather than be stuck in a straightjacket of only abiding by what’s scientifically measurable in our worldly realm, then one could accept that there is a spiritual realm in addition to our worldly realm.