Why Has Science Not Found God?

by Pulkit Mathur, The Spiritual Bee

Science stamps - A Bahamas stamp depicting the Apollo 16 mission to land on the moon.

“A spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which, we with our modest powers must feel humble.” — Albert Einstein

Science has not found God, because so far it has not looked in the right place. Modern physics, which deals with the study of the Universe, has for the most part, limited itself to analyzing inanimate matter and has completely omitted the study of life forces — of Consciousness.

The Universe which is comprised of both matter and consciousness cannot reveal its secrets if we confine our focus to one realm alone. Truth can only be realized when we examine all and not some of the facts.

Science Has Yet to Unravel the Mystery of Our Origins

“As man becomes conscious of the stupendous laws that govern the universe in perfect harmony, he begins to realize how small he is.
Something deeply hidden has to be behind things.
And yet people say there is no God.”
– Albert Einstein

According to physics, our Universe was born in a big bang, from which arose not only space and time but also our world of matter. When the big bang occurred, the 3-dimensions of space began to expand and time started. As the universe expanded, it cooled and matter came into existence along with the forces that govern matter (e.g. gravitational, nuclear and electromagnetic).

But what came before the big bang? What is the source of all Creation? Science has no answer, since it can only look back up until the big bang. It is unable to cross the chasm and know what came before, because at that point all laws of physics break down and everything that we know – matter, space and time, all go to zero.

Thus for science to see beyond the big bang, it must find something that survives this event. For any such force to survive unaffected, it must necessarily lie outside the confines of our Universe of matter – a realm in which science has yet to shine its light.

Where Science Fails, the Sages Succeeded Because they Used a Different Bridge

“Consciousness is not subject to the strictures of quantum rule because it is neither physical matter, nor is it restricted by time and space.”
– Glen Kezwer, Physicist

The ancient sages of India succeeded in tapping into this force that survives the big bang – a force that is external to our Universe; one that is not only unbounded by space and time, but also ungoverned by the laws of matter; one that is always present – existing both, before the birth, and after the death of the Universe – the force of Consciousness.

It was only by accessing this force that the sages could transcend the limitations imposed by the big bang, and discern the presence of a Greater Reality (God), in whom lay the source of all Creation.

We illustrate this with the following example: Let us say we put an ant in a box, and it has no way of getting out of that box. Every instrument that it has, can only help it see within the box. There is no way for it to know what lies outside the box, unless it can access something that is not constrained by the box. This something for us, is Consciousness and the box is the Universe.

Thus the sages succeeded where science failed, simply because they realized that God cannot be found by searching the Universe of inanimate matter alone. That would be akin to analyzing the flowers and fruits of a tree in order to decipher its origins, all the while ignoring its roots in the soil. Just like the tree, the Universe too sprouts, grows, and dies, yet God (the soil) remains the same, bearing within Him all the ingredients of putting forth ever new Creations (trees and shrubs).

Science and Spirituality Will One Day Converge

“I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?”
– Albert Einstein

Ensconced in the trappings of our modern world, we often make the assumption that mankind has been progressing in a linear fashion – where our ancestors knew less about the world, than we do today. But reality could not be farther from the truth. Like the seasons, all progressions have an element of cyclicality, and sometimes while we may progress heavily in one direction, we also regress substantially in another.

So it is not true that science alone is everything and that spirituality is nothing, or that spirituality alone is true and that all science is false, rather the two are set to meet because they are both the quest for truth, the quest for self-discovery. Both are on the path of knowledge, one for the truths governing our outer material world and the other for truths governing our inner world of consciousness. Moreover, these two paths are not contradictory, but they run in the same direction, and will one day converge, when science discovers the one element that unifies all Creation – God.

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  • Timoteo

    God is beyond the intellect . God is beyond reasoning. Even facts are beyond the mind. Mind cannot know the Truth, the Reality. God is not an idea or image. We need Revelation to know God

  • Zigmond Hollis

    Very nice article indeed. I have studied both science and eastern religion and I concur that both parties are headed toward the same goal, however science has taken the slow route. It’s amazing how The Buddha discovered truths 2500 years ago that science is only just now revealing on the subatomic level. I hope I live to see the day when Science opens its doors to consciousness. It will be a glorious era.

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