I’m borrowing the title from the article below. “The mystery of Math is it’s lack of mystery” appearing in http://Aeon.co this week.
The great mystery of God is his lack of mystery.
A Wikipedia article says: “Religious behavior is thought to have emerged by the Upper Paleolithic, before 30,000 years ago at the latest, but behavioral patterns such as burial rites that one might characterize as religious — or as ancestral to religious behavior — reach back into the Middle Paleolithic, as early as 300,000 years ago, coinciding with the first appearance of Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens. Religious behavior may combine (for example) ritual, spirituality, mythology and magical thinking or animism — aspects that may have had separate histories of development during the Middle Paleolithic before combining into “religion proper” of behavioral modernity.”
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Ro. 1:20
Awareness of an “afterlife.” Suspicion that there “must be something” out there… In whatever way, God’s presence is felt and can be known. Simply put: “Nature is God’s favorite testimony of his grace.”
Author Scott Aronson is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, affiliated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is the author of Quantum Computing since Democritus (2013).
The article contains some entertaining and challenging parallels for believers. Our universe is incredible and that math is used to understand it, infers that God is in the mix.
Sometimes we understand it this way: “With God, there are no coincidences.” Is mathematics a property of creation? A language of God? Or is math just something we made up on our own to use to measure and explain creation? Math is incredibly beautiful to the informed beholder…