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dc.contributor.authorStoker, Pieter Helenius
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-19T09:40:22Z
dc.date.available2014-05-19T09:40:22Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationStoker, P.H. 2011. Natuurwetenskaplike kennis en die Woord van God. In die Skriflig/In luce Verbi, 45(4):825-848. [http://www.inluceverbi.org.za]en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10543
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.4102/ids.v45i4.204
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.inluceverbi.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/viewFile/204/100
dc.description.abstractNatural science knowledge and the Word of God The Greek philosophers denied that true knowledge could be obtained by observing the sensory world. True knowledge rela- ted only to things that were unchanging, immutable. For Pytha- goras and Plato that meant, first of all, mathematics. Following the Pythagorean-Platonian tradition, many early scientists held that mathematical order represented the most real and certain aspect of the world. Galileo moved science away from ordinary observations toward mathematical reasoning. For Galileo the abstract, idealistic world was the real world. However, in the natural world, which is anarchic and far from equilibrium, energy transfer represents a source of order, creativity and growth. Al- so, new assemblages of species appeared after large numbers of species had gone extinct in earth’s history. These surges of energy transfer cannot be described by linear time. Scripture does not reveal to us the workings of nature – we can only learn about it through scientific methods. However, those who do not acknowledge God’s supernatural acts of creation are forced to search for other answers through their own thinking about the origin, purpose, meaning and interrelatedness of everything. It is shown that the successive acts of creation in Genesis 1 are reconcilable with current knowledge of the natural sciences.en_US
dc.language.isootheren_US
dc.publisherAOSISen_US
dc.subjectGenesis 1en_US
dc.subjectonbeheerbare prosesseen_US
dc.subjectware kennisen_US
dc.subjectwetenskaplike feiteen_US
dc.subjectwiskundige ordeningen_US
dc.subjectdissipative systemsen_US
dc.subjectmathematical orderen_US
dc.subjectscientific factsen_US
dc.subjecttrue knowledgeen_US
dc.titleNatuurwetenskaplike kennis en die Woord van Goden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10163581 - Stoker, Pieter Helenius


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