God Is A Scientist And He Wants You To Be One As Well. Hear Me Out
I believe knowledge and understanding is leverage for anyone who has it. I tend to think about a lot of things at different times. My last week’s newsletter made this clear as well.
For about 3 days on a roll, I’ve been thinking about the idea of God as a scientist. The truth is that this hypothesis has been in my head for more than 2 years.
This tweet from 2018 reminded me of where it all started from
Now I have a developing idea to share with you. It’s interesting so please read it to the end.
You were created to be a scientist
God gave 3 instructions when he created man: multiply, replenish and SUBDUE the earth.
The instruction to subdue had to be broken down more to mean dominate.
(The process of) science is the only way in which man has been able to fulfil the instruction to dominate.
With science we have dominated the earth, we went on the moon and we will soon be landing men on Mars.
With science, you are reading this. With science, you fulfil your purpose.
The science here is more of a scientific process than chemistry and biology.
Scientific process birthed the double entry principle in Accounting. With science, we learn to understand humans and the understanding of human behaviour has informed our politics.
Science is a way of thinking.
Its foundation is doubt, not dogmatism.
Its building block is curiosity.
Its oil and grease is imagination.
In fact, the wise King Solomon would later say in Proverbs, “if you are curious about anything, pursue it.”
Because that’s the only way in which you can unleash what’s hidden in you and what you are capable of. It’s a God-like attribute.
God-like attribute because I believe it is the same curiosity that led God to say “hey Trinity, come. What do you think about making something called man? And we will have to make the man in our image”
He wanted to see the extent to which something similar to him can go in terms of their ability to dominate and subdue. In terms of bringing existence out of no-life.
So in His master plan, he hid electricity in the wind, some in water and some nuclear rubies.
He hid furniture in the tree, but he also had a paper in the same tree.
He hid clothing in the wool but some were also hidden in the animal skin.
But all these we can only find out and discover through the scientific process of doubt, curiosity and experimentation.
You see, the same King Solomon would later reveal to us in Proverbs 25:2 that it is God’s glory to hide things, but it is man’s glory to discover the hidden things.
It’s like a game between both God and man. God hid a lot of things, and man is meant to search those things out.
We’ve searched out a lot already and we are just getting started. Because God Himself will be like “man, you’ve not scratched the surface of what I hid on this planet”.
God is a scientist himself
Out of nothing at creation, he made something, by the words of his mouth of course. But so have we also brought a lot to existence by the words of our mouth.
Right from the contemplations of Aristotle about the substance of the universe to the landing on the moon and next to the colonisation of Mars.
All of God’s creation is scientific.
That’s why science can search it out.
If we are yet to search it out it’s because we are yet to, period. It’s not because science can’t explain it.
And I know with time, we will. See how far we’ve come, we will go further.
What are the ramifications of that new understanding?
The ramifications of accepting God as a scientist and yourself as one is a lot (in my mind I know some).
- When scientists talk about the Big Bang theory, I see God saying “let there be”. Between the period of “let there be” and when there was, our explanation for what happened is what we call the big bang (for now).
We will know more.
- Very few if any of us, will find absolute peace and happiness until we are involved in a creative process. The art of bringing new things into existence. Practising science.
9-5 is usually boring because routines tend to be much. But when you are unleashed to call into existence those things erstwhile which were not, you feel you are YOU again and won’t mind the long hours of work. That’s just you being in your natural state.
I challenge you to do something creative, I challenge you to be scientific and bring new things into life which were not before you.
You’d feel more peace and a sense of purpose than any other thing you may be involved in.
I know what it feels like to write, to create davidalade.com (this blog), and many more I’ve done. Most importantly, when you have a child it is a different feeling and satisfaction entirely. We are scientists deep within us. That thing that yearns to be part of something bigger than us is the scientist within us begging to be unleashed.
Just to emphasize again, science here doesn’t mean biology or computer science nor does it connote astronomy. Rather, it’s the creative process in us that yearns to bring to existence that which was not, to search out what has been hidden by God.
One of my ways of doing this is by writing. Everything that I write didn’t exist until I wrote them. I brought them into existence. And you know what, they’ve made many more lives better.
You need to search for your way. What works for only you. And from which you get peace and happiness.
More so, it doesn’t have to be one thing. God created a lot and we can search things out from a lot of places. And also get that deep peace and happiness from numerous places. One of such as I’ve mentioned before is birthing a child.