We don't know what we don't know

The science I learnt when I was at school was that we mostly understand the universe and all that goes on it. And the remaining answers are just within our grasp. Turns out, of course, that that’s far from the truth.

In fact there are some absolutely fundamental questions to which science simply doesn’t have answers! So for example, we discovered that the universe is expanding. But there is nowhere near enough ‘stuff’ in the universe to stop it from blowing itself apart into a vast, sterile, lifeless dust cloud. Yet we live in a lumpy universe of planets and stars. So where is all that extra matter which holds everything else together?

Scientists now suggest that it is dark matter and dark energy. But not one shred of evidence has been found for what actually is holding together the universe. It’ll turn out to be Jesus after all: He is before all things, and in him all things hold together Col 1:17.

In his new book, 13 Things that don’t make sense, Michael Brooks examines eleven other shockers like the absence of enough ‘stuff’. And then there’s the biggie: Freewill. Civilization is based on law and order, right and wrong. Yet most scientists today declare freewill is a fiction. They’ll be wrong on that – you wait and see!

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