Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Size isn't everything

Now it is possible to see the invisible. Sort of.

Boffins at the University of Manchester have developed a microscope which can see objects as small as 50 billionths of a metre. Things so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye.  They reckon this microscope will be able to look directly at viruses and the like without having to use slow and expensive imaging techniques. (Read about it for yourself here.)

Now I know that me explaining this to you is like Jennifer Aniston explaining the science of shampoo (although I'm guessing that'd be more fun) but you've got to admit that it's pretty clever stuff.

I wonder if, when we can see the intricate design in things so very small, will more people come to realise that this big universe with it's itty-bitty constituent parts could not be brought about by any other means than by the hand of an awesome God.

Science is not the enemy of God, it is the study of what he has made.  Let's hope that those who practice science don't miss the point and inflate their own ego's rather than seeing the wonder of creation and praising the Lord.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
   the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
   night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
   no sound is heard from them. 
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
   their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19:1-4


I accidentally posted some mid-week music yesterday thinking it was Wednesday (oops!).  I'm obviously working too hard.

1 comment:

  1. Yes. Wonder do researchers and scientists stop to think that they can only think 'cos God put their brains there!They should show humility not arrogance when faced with such awesomeness.