|Human fetus and placenta. 3 months old|
Modern sciences can describe in great detail with the help of powerful electron microscopes, systematic observation and even pathological examination the evolution of a human fetus from the moment of conception to the birth of a little boy or girl.
This descriptive approach is very efficient and helps humanity in fighting fetus deformation, miscarriages, infertility of one or both of the parents and in guaranteeing optimal growth environment for the fetus.
However, while knowing much about the how science is unable to answer the question why all this happens in mother's womb during those nine months of pregnancy.
The Biblical writer had no knowledge of the microbiological cellular processes modern medical research excels in studying and exposing. But with the Psalmist we can still sincerely share his poetic wonderment of the depth of God's creative powers and wisdom as seen in the scientific study of His handiwork, evolution of the human embryo.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:13 - 14 ESV
|Title card of the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey TV series 2014|
This descriptive approach is very effective and besides increasing our knowledge and answering fundamental questions about reality it helps humanity in numerous ways to better survive on this planet and to use its resources for maximum benefit. (Of course, space sciences have a significant role also in self-defense of the nations on Earth against the aggression of other nations.)
However, while knowing much about the how science is unable to answer the question why all this happens from nothing to the wonderful world full of complex life of which our brains are integral part.*
The Biblical writer had no knowledge of the macrocosm or the vastness of deep space we have only recently learned to know using constantly improving scientific observation instruments and advanced methods of space exploration. But with the Psalmist we can still sincerely share his poetic wonderment of the depth of God's creative powers and wisdom as seen in the scientific study of His handiwork, evolution of the Cosmos.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!Why it is so difficult to give glory to God of Israel?
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you..
Psalm 139:17 - 18 ESV
Is it because of the some times violently obscurantist behavior of His believers?
* "It just happened" does not count to me as a scientific, theological or philosophical answer but rather just an empty observation of what is.