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#53 - skatin (05/24/2013) [-]
I love seeing stuff like this, gives me hope.

I'm kind of stupid I guess. I'm a Christian, yet I embrace science. I've got a degree in astronautical engineering (embry riddle). To me, science is something beautiful. How can I deny that?

Anyone else agree?
User avatar #397 to #53 - thepartygod (05/25/2013) [-]
dude, I'm exactly the same. Studying aerospace engineering at OSU and also Christian.

It's actually quite interesting when you consider God using science instead of of them contradicting each other. Like for instance, there are so many variables that come into play when it comes to sustaining life on any planet (such as the universal gravitation coefficient, distance from a life sustaining sun, etc.). And the chance that earth has all the variables perfectly right is astronomical, like 1/10^50 or something crazy. So it actually leads me to believe that there has to be a God to precisely control these aspects in science.

Let's be friends
#461 to #397 - anonymous (05/25/2013) [-]
Or, you know, chaos theory and all that. Not to say a God is impossible, but you shouldn't jump to that conclusion so quickly. It's equally possible for everything to have just been a massive stroke of luck.
User avatar #487 to #461 - thepartygod (05/25/2013) [-]
yeah, but a massive stroke of luck would be near impossible. I don't think you understand the magnitude.

Another factor to consider is the biological aspect that goes into life that applies the the same statistical principals. The process of life occurring in any organism is so fascinating and complex, that while DNA is being made, the proteins that make DNA (their name escapes me at the moment) work at a pace that makes like a million strands a minute. And if one strand is off, the whole organism can be severely ****** . So the fact that at the microscopic level, the amount of perfect detail going into life with no errors, no random chance, also leads me to have faith.

There are also weird events or coincidences that lead me to believe, that can only be described as supernatural. God doesn't want people to have blind faith, he gave us intelligence for a reason. The more I study science, the more I actually believe.
#434 to #397 - skatin (05/25/2013) [-]
We are very like minded, friendship granted!
User avatar #358 to #53 - fredthemilkman (05/25/2013) [-]
The Vatican has done a lot of astronomy **** lately
The pope has this big-ass telescope he uses sometimes
User avatar #204 to #53 - biomedic (05/25/2013) [-]
Being a biology major you get provided quite convincing evidence that life arose by chemical evolution, maybe not on earth, but given the time frame of a billion years or so it becomes quite convincing. I can understand how given that and being a man of science you could accept deism since we still have no idea how the universe came to be. But christian? do you just believe genesis is metaphorical? I'm not trying to be offensive or anything, I'm just curious. Also as a man of science I'm sure you change your views based on changing evidence? since it's okay to be wrong, it's how we progress. And if we did discover an explanation for how the universe came to be, would you abandon your faith?
#191 to #53 - doubleac (05/25/2013) [-]
Georges Lamaitre was Catholic, as was Gregory Mendel(Catholic monk) and a Belgian Priest theorized the big bang in the 1920's. Yes, it's okay to be a man of science. The Catholic church also accepted evolution officially in he 1950's I believe.
User avatar #134 to #53 - ICEDgrunge (05/24/2013) [-]
Understanding science and being religious don't have to crash courses with each other. Do me a favor please, and if you don't know what it is, look up Deism, friend.
#137 to #134 - skatin (05/24/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'll look into it.

Is it so wrong to want to believe in a deity, yet be a man of science? You end up the black sheep in both circles. Oh well, being open minded can't hurt!
User avatar #140 to #137 - ICEDgrunge (05/24/2013) [-]
It's not wrong. If there is an omnipotent creator of this universe, and he created logical reasoning for everything existing underneath its external beauty, and these scientific building blocks of our universe is just a poison apple for believers, then I will defy that deity, for such an act is disgusting. Alas, that's not the way I see it, and that is why I mention Deism. It seems like a copout for someone wanting to believe in science and God, but its a good foundation for belief.
User avatar #203 to #140 - biomedic (05/25/2013) [-]
**** sorry buddy, replied to wrong thing
User avatar #206 to #203 - ICEDgrunge (05/25/2013) [-]
Don't worry about it homeslice, no harm done.
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#55 to #53 - omnipotentsoap ONLINE (05/24/2013) [-]
Im studying at the Daytona Beach campus now
Im studying at the Daytona Beach campus now
#57 to #55 - skatin (05/24/2013) [-]
That's awesome man! What are you studying? Good luck. I haven't gotten to really use my degree (active US military), but it has helped my resume greatly.
#59 to #57 - omnipotentsoap ONLINE (05/24/2013) [-]
Studying AS was thinking of applying for an aviation warrant officer package at the end
#60 to #59 - skatin (05/24/2013) [-]
Very nice. I applaud you for making the effort to further your education and serve.

I always recommend looking into the Air Force.

I have spent time in both the Air Force and Navy, and I'm back to the Air Force now. Why? It's awesome
#61 to #60 - omnipotentsoap ONLINE (05/24/2013) [-]
I don't know, I really want to fly and from what I heard the Air Force isn't exactly the best place to go for that
#64 to #61 - skatin (05/24/2013) [-]
There are quite a few options for Air Force aviation. I'm pursuing a couple, but not as much as I should. Logistics is where my passion lies.

You've got a few main options.

1) Drone pilot - recruiting like crazy
2) Active pilot - most likely heavies, my personal favorite
3) Active Guard pilot - probably the easiest, but no PCSing

Like I said, I'm active duty and have ties to numerous recruiters, wing CC's, and current active pilots. You are more than welcome to PM me and I can try to help you out. The AF is worth fighting for, life is good here man...VERY good.
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