Could science disprove God? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code,” made a bold claim in his most recent novel, “Origin” via a fictional version of a real-life MIT physicist, Jeremy England. England, in the book, claims to have discovered a principle that guides the origin and evolution of life and therefore makes God obsolete.
Unfortunately for Brown, the real-life Jeremy England just wrote in the Wall Street Journal that his real-life research does no such thing.
“The language of physics can be extremely useful in talking about the world,” he writes, “but it can never address everything that needs to be said about human life…I’m disappointed in my fictional self for being so blithely uninterested in what lies beyond the narrow confines of his technical field.”
The real Jeremy England believes God is not only real but is behind the physical processes he observes in the lab. You see, the idea that learning more effects could undermine the need for a First Cause is the stuff of fiction.