From our Minister

From our Minister

I realise some who may read this have a scientific background, so I write with caution. Recently Kathryn and I made a car journey which necessitated us leaving home much earlier than usual. We listened to the BBC Radio 4 news at 6 am, 7 am, 8 am. By 9 am we were able to recite it verbatim so switched off.

One article was of particular interest. Which is itself interesting, as we hadn’t a clue what the reporter or scientist was on about! Anyone who has listened to Professor Brian Cox getting excited as he describes the infinitesimal fine balance required in nature for the earth to sustain life will know, how for most of us, the physics involved is incomprehensible.

Well, apparently, scientists have now discovered something which is causing them to get excited. During research at the Hadron Collider, under the Swiss-French border, a subatomic particle called the ‘Beauty Quark’ didn’t behave as it should have. This indicated that there may be another smaller subatomic particle exerting a force causing the Beauty Quark to misbehave. This was described as; ‘Possibly a new force in nature?’

If you’re still reading, well done, I’m about to get to the point.

Listening to the news at 6 am I heard a phrase which I found tantalising. I confirmed what I thought I heard at 7 am and again at 8 am. The scientist reporting this strange behaviour of the Beauty Quark then explained about the subatomic particles which oscillate throughout the universe “creating a symphony in the universe.”

We read in scripture of trees and rivers clapping their hands, of mountains and hills bursting forth in songs of praise. Now science tells us there is a symphony in the universe. The bible got there first!

It reminds me of a song:
Creation sings the Father’s song;
He calls the sun to wake the dawn
And run the course of day
Till evening falls in crimson ray. – Keith Getty

John