Why science works

June 28, 2017

Because God knows all things and because he is Creator, it follows that every single thing in the world was made according to an idea or pattern existing in the divine mind. Look round about you. You see a bridge, a statue, a painting, a building. Before any of these things began to be, they existed in the mind of the one who designed or planned them. In like manner, there is not a tree or flower, bird or insect in the world that does not in some way correspond to an idea existing in the divine mind. Their patterns have been wrapped up, as it were, in matter. What our knowledge does and what science does is to unravel and unwrap this matter in order to rediscover the ideas of God. It is because God put his ideas or patterns in things that we are assured of the rationality and purpose of the cosmos. It is that that makes science possible.