This Topic is my way of researching the reason YEC’ers are so intent on trying to “find” scientific evidence in Genesis. At the same time, the EC (and BioLogians) seem so intent on finding the print of God in Science.
I find that both propositions require faith and are things that cannot be found in General Revelation except for the “Goldilocks Evidence”. [/quote]
With the “All American Solar Eclipse” coming on Monday, August 21, 2017, I began pondering the “Goldilocks Rules” and the “search for God in science” as proof of his existence. My understanding of that premise has changed since I joined BioLogos. The Size of the Moon being such a “perfect match” for the apparent size of the Sun, as viewed from earth, it is highly improbable that its formation and current orbital position is a “natural” phenomenon. As it is explained in Genesis, as “for signs and seasons”.
Science is a product of the Creation by God–General Revelation, therefore it cannot explain the why, only the how questions of existence.
The The Big Bang appears to the only scientific explanation for the Cosmos as explained in Genesis 1:1-3.
The Physical Cosmos as explained by Science, was defined by Jesus, in his exchange with Nicodemus in John 3:1-15 as the Seen.
The Spiritual Cosmos is explained by Jesus in the same passage, as the Unseen and is not a category that Science can investigate.
The Goldilocks Rules are the only manifestations in Science that we can point to as having the “imprint” of Special Revelation (being the thjs), though it is often explained as the "Anthropic Principle.
The Moon’s size as a perfect fit for Solar Eclipses, makes it a perfect match for the role an solar Eclipse plays to us as humans, and fits the Genesis account of the reason for “signs”. Therefore its formation is perfect for its function and cannot be considered a pure product of “Natural” phenomena.
Have at it!