Friday, November 28, 2008

Wernher Magnus Maximillian von Braun (1912-1977) “Father of the American Space Program” von Braun was director of NASA and the U.S. guided missile program. He had a PhD from the University of Berlin and eventually developed the V-2 rocket during World War II. He immigrated to the United States in 1945 and became an American citizen in 1955.

“In this age of space flight, when we use the modern tools of science to advance into new regions of human activity, the Bible – this grandiose, stirring history of the gradual revelation and unfolding of the moral law- remains in every way an up-to-date book."

"Our knowledge and use of the laws of nature that enable us to fly to the moon also enable us to destroy our home planet with the atom bomb. Science itself does not address the question whether we should use the power at our disposal for good or for evil."

"The guidelines of what we ought to do are furnished in the moral law of God. It is no longer enough that we pray that God may be with us on our side. We must learn to pray that we may be on God’s side.”

Wernher von Braun made the following declaration in the forward to Anthology on the Creation and design exhibited in nature:

“Manned space flight is an amazing achievement, but it has opened for mankind thus far only a tiny door for viewing the awesome reaches of space. An outlook through this peephole at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator.”

“I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advance of science.”

In May of 1974, von Braun declared:

“One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all… The better we understand the intricacies of the universe and all it harbors, the more reason we have found to marvel at the inherent design upon which it is based…”

“To be forced to believe only one conclusion- that everything in the universe happened by chance – would violate the very objectivity of science itself…What random process could produce the brains of a man or the system of the human eye?...”

“They (evolutionists) challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun? … They say they cannot visualize a Designer. Well, can a physicist visualize an electron? … What strange rationale makes some physicists accept the inconceivable electron as real while refusing to accept the reality of a Designer on the ground that they cannot conceive Him?”

“It is scientific honesty that I endorse the presentation of alternative theories for the origin of the universe, life and man in the science classroom. It would be an error to overlook the possibility that the university was planned rather than happening by chance.”

1 comment:

seattlejack said...

Where could a person get a hold of the article or book named "The Anthology..."?