Pause to Wonder

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

— Albert Einstein

Divine Creativity

Understandably, many devout religious believers have rejected evolution because the process has been depicted as random, meaningless, mechanistic, and godless. The growing edge of evolutionary thinking today, both scientifically and theologically, points to a very different understanding of the Cosmos and a far more realistic picture of divine creativity. We encounter a Universe astonishingly well suited for life and our kind of consciousness. Scientists themselves are moving away from a mechanistic, or design, way of thinking and into an emergent, developmental worldview. Evolution from this perspective (to use traditional Christian language) can be embraced as “God glorifying” and “Christ edifying.”

— Michael Dowd, Thank God for Evolution!