“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void;
and darkness was upon the face of the deep”
– Genesis 1:1 (King James Version).
Where did all come from? Why do we exist? How did it all begin?
These are big questions. I often think that religious individuals are curious minds searching for truth, but who are limited to the concept-based model they chose to define their existence. In truth, I question how it is that some can see a difference between science and divinity. It seems to me personally, that it is science what drives us to attempt to comprehend reality as far as we question it.
I like to see M-theory in quantum physics as the perfect “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. It is a conceptual map that is made of a collection of theories, models, and multiple perspectives. It is complexity being simplified. It unifies all versions of superstring theory. Some see it as the ultimate theory of everything. And some would argue it is precisely that. However, as Stephen Hawking states in his book, The Grand Design “there is no single theory that is a good representation of observations in all situations”. In other words, it is wise to always allow room for error when it comes to truth.
Regardless, M-theory provides answers for those who have creation-related questions. It attempts to explain the fundamental forces of nature through a constructed framework. It shows a wide spectrum of perspective through which the “everything” of reality unfolds naturally, defined by the physical laws of the universe. It leaves room for prediction of science itself. It studies meticulously the details behind core concepts and models. It allows us to become creators as we attempt to understand “the mind of God”. So really, as the Bible says: