God Likes Math

[Episode 32] Have you noticed how full of mathematics the world is? We explore some of the places and ways math shows up using a friend the Insect Man’s article as our starting point. Come discover with us!

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This episode is kind of unusual. Not only is there just the one cohost with me, it’s more like a casserole than usual with all the elements mixed together.

But that’s what makes it really amazing!

As soon as I saw the new study article my friend Karl Priest had put up on his website Insectman.us, I knew it would make a great topic for the podcast. He was delighted to give me permission to use it, I’m just supposed to let him know now that it’s out.

Of course, having a single source means these notes are going to be pretty short. I’ll just add a couple things you could check out as well:

  • My article on the Laws of Science and how math fits in is thought of as a “miracle”
  • Direct link to those YouTube videos:

I ran out of time to use this quote on the podcast, but it was too good to lose. This guy designed and built his own model tabernacle and is talking about why he bothered:

“The human heart loves a good mystery. We love to puzzle. People spend millions of dollars every year, trying to find things that will get our minds churning. I sometimes think that this is why God seems to hide His face from us. It’s not so much that He is displeased with us; He just knows that it’s in our best interest to learn how to seek Him. He knows that the human mind delights in “being blown away” by things mysterious and unattainably deep. Let me tell you, there is no mystery deeper than God. His voice is as the sound of many waters. What a joy it is to dive down to explore the depths of that Endless Ocean!”

That’s a big part of why I love science, and I’ll bet it’s true for a lot of others.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:6-11