On that note, we were fascinated to watch some of Prof Brian Cox's programme on BBC2 last night about the Wonders of the Universe. The YFG was glued to the tv, and you could see her trying to understand the huge numbers he was talking about in terms of the years that the sun has left, and the earth as well, before the universe becomes nothing, and the "arrow of time" being measured by things changing.....the YFG wondered if he had swallowed a dictionary as he knew so many big words, and was convinced that he didn't really Know all these things, he was just reading them off cue cards!! We explained that he is pretty bright, a professor indeed, so he probably does Know these things! I notice that Amazon have his book for £10, and the Book People have it for £7.99, but I would have to pay postage from them.....I might get it.....I might not!
The thing that made me think last night was about being a Christian physicist. How do people manage to keep a faith, when all this information tries to convince one that there can be no God? I don't know - I'm glad I am not a physicist - but I decided that if the earth and everything in the universe will be gone eventually (can't even begin to try to remember how many trillions of trillions of years he was talking, so "eventually" should cover it!) then why can't that be part of God's mysterious plan? It is something I want to understand more about in the future.