why does the first law of thermodynamics take faith? every single experiment backs it up.What I find entertaining in all of this is that there are people on both sides who are fairly intelligent yet when it comes to discussing religion, politics, theories that are not in line with our beliefs most of the discussions dives into name calling and chest pounding about who is right and wrong.
I believe in Creationism and not so much in Evolution. There are things that neither side can fully explain. I believe that God created the heavens and the Earth. That being said when you look at science and you have a "Law" such as the First Law of Thermodynamics(which basically says matter nor energy cannot be created or destroyed), you have to take something on faith from both sides.
Where did the original matter and energy come from. Evolutionists say it was always there. Creationists say God created it. So I ask who can prove it? The it has always been there answer is not an answer to Creationists. God is not an answer to Evolutionists cause they inevitably ask who created God. Good question, my faith in God says that he will answer that when I arrive in Heaven. Good enough for me, but not good enough for a skeptic. I accept this.
My faith does not say Science doesn't exist. To the contrary science has shown me that God exists. Jesus existed and died on the cross. There have been many who have researched it and found that a man named Jesus lived and died on a cross. To some he was just another man punished for crimes and sent to die. To Christians the day he died and his rising from the dead 3 days later allowed non-Jewish people a place in heaven and started our Faith.
The proof I find in science is that the Earth is a little too perfect to happen at random. How many liquids on Earth freeze solid and the resulting solid is less dense and therefor floats on the surface? If water was like other liquids every time the Earth froze everything would flood. Plant life takes in CO2 and releases Oxygen. Animals breath in Oxygen and breathe out CO2. Also if animals all evolved from a singular source what stopped each species from continuing to evolve? Why aren't more primates vocalizing their thoughts? Why aren't more walking erect and losing their hair?
Also what about plant life? Did that evolve too or did all plant life currently in existence just manifest? We spend a lot of time on primate to human so we can explain our existence but not a lot of discussion goes into did the tulip become a rose or did the rose come from a dahlia?
To me science shows us that we are closely related and that we all share a part in this world but it fails to show where we connect, i.e. the missing link. Non religious scientists will continue to try to prove God doesn't exist. I say that neither is mutually exclusive although the posts here and with many other pages on the web try to say that they are.
If you want to see Christian Scientists at work you can try the folks at ICR dot org. The Institute for Creation research are scientists that graduated in the fields of traditional Science but are guided by their Faith in God when they study the world.every single experiment
again, you say you look at this rationally, yet there is not one shred of evidence in the entire span of to suggest any god, gids or goddesses ever existed. how is that belief rational?