> renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said, “A combination of quantum theory and the theory of relativity would better explain our existence than divine intervention.” This is a common refrain in videos and popular books about cosmology, focusing on these scientific theories primarily as a way to eliminate God.
It is not clear what Hawking is talking about from the quote above, but I noticed from reading his A Brief History of Time that his criticism was a criticism of the God of the Gaps. What he said was after science solves all the mysteries of the world, there will be no need for the God explanation. That would be interesting if it were true.
There are three important beginnings in science. There is the beginning of our species, which Darwin attempted to explain. He and successors did except Darwinism tries to make evolution random, which it is not. This is the challenge that BioLogos should be focused on.
The next beginning is the beginning of life. Science is looking for a naturalistic explanation, and I expect ot will, but that remains to be seen.
They last beginning is the beginning of the universe. In a sense this mystery has been solved by the Big Bang theory and this is probably what Hawking is referring to. But here science has run into the Beginning of Time and Space which can only be caused by God. Here God is not an answer for a gap in science, here God is the answer for the fact of science.
This is my point. I hope that we Christians no longer support the God of the Gaps, because whiloe God does fill in the gaps of our knowledge, God is primarily the Creator, the God of What Is, the God of the Facts, even if scientists do not agree on the facts.
The problem with the multiverse is that it undercuts the Big Bang, but the Big Bang is well attested, while the multiverse is not. It is an interesting theory, but science must be more than in attested theories. A serious problem I have with multiverse is not the4 theory as theory, but it seems as too many folk treat it as reality when it is not. That is bad science as well as other theories which are not attested, but seek to prove that the Big Bang was not the Beginning of time and space.
These are the issues as I see them. Yes, God is the Creator of the universe and the multiverse, but the truth is the truth. I see no reason why I should sit by and allow non-believers to use bad science for their own purposes, any more than I should allow YEC to do the same.