Which came first, mind or matter? In other words, is mind (or “consciousness”) the product of matter, or is matter the product of mind? Is our universe—at its core—a material universe, or is it a mental (or spiritual) universe?
It will come as a surprise to many that modern physics has done much to answer this question. And the answer which modern physics provides will require many people to completely reframe their perception of the world in which they live. As Max Planck (the Nobel Prize winning physicist who founded quantum theory) puts it: “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
Modern cosmology and astrophysics point to God as the source of the universe so strongly that, as astrophysicist Hugh Ross puts it, “Astronomers who do not draw theistic or deistic conclusions are becoming rare, and even the few dissenters hint that the tide is against them. Geoffrey Burbidge, of the University of California at San Diego, complains that his fellow astronomers are rushing off to join ‘The First Church of Christ of the Big Bang.’”
Contrary to atheist rhetoric, it is actually DISBELIEF in God that requires adults to play games of make-believe …games that rival those of those of children in their measure of naive credulity.
Darwinian evolution is often declared to render belief in God unnecessary. But this is absurd because Darwinian evolution DOES NOT EVEN ATTEMPT to answer the really important question: How did life emerge from non-living matter? It is difficult to overstate the entertainment value that can be derived from watching highly prominent atheist biologists trying to answer this question. Francis Crick (famous as the co-discoverer of the DNA double-helix), for example, cited INTERVENTION FROM SPACE ALIENS as the source of life from non-living matter in his book Life Itself.
Contrary to what atheists would have you believe, Darwinian evolution is actually a NON ISSUE when it comes to the question of the existence of God. It will come as a surprise to many that CHARLES DARWIN HIMSELF endorsed theism in his autobiography.
Atheism runs into a brick wall when it comes to providing explanations for several crucial questions.