I grew up in the Bible Belt of Mississippi, and the Christian beliefs were instilled in me from the very beginning. But my astrophysics education and career in aerospace made me begin to question just who God really is. Ancient fossil finds and the growing beliefs in evolution convinced me that the Bible’s stories of creation cannot be taken literally.I needed to know who and maybe even what, God really is. My search revealed to me the scientific God of creation, the creator of the universe and everything in it. This new scientific insight shows that the Bible is a very good analogy of how the heavens and the earth and all on earth were created. All believers in God can find this new evidence totally acceptable when they recognize and accept that the Bible is not literal, but it is an analogy for creation written with the information available at the time it was written. I find the Bible to be a remarkable analogy for the scientific facts! The newly-found God, the creator, can also readily be accepted by atheists in that He meets their beliefs. Let’s take a look at what we have learned. The Bible states: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1) This belief is fairly representative of most religious believers of all faiths. The problem for atheists is that most religions have presented God as looking and acting like us humans. The atheists just cannot buy into that concept. Religious men have struggled through the ages to define God and present Him in a manner that their followers can comprehend. They had no real knowledge of God, so they conceived him in the many images which we have today. But now we have more scientific knowledge. We pretty much know how the heavens and the earth were created. You will see that Dark Energy created the heavens and the earth.
A fascinating read! Walter Parks make a brilliant argument for a scientific God of creation unlike any other I have ever heard in, “God is Dark Energy.”
Parks’ background as an astrophysicist is evident. He explains the Big Bang theory in a way that is both detailed, yet simple for a layperson to understand. I like how he touched on the great scientists throughout history, explaining how each contributed to our knowledge of the Big Bang.
Parks does not challenge modern day religion, or try to persuade anyone to go against their religious beliefs. He simply explains his own theory of how the universe was created. He lays out the scientific facts, explaining the Bible as a wonderful addition and reference to science but that it is not meant to be taken literally.
I could not put this book down. I’m looking forward to reading the other 32+ books Parks has written.
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