The Large Hadron Collider (the world's biggest and most powerful atom smasher). What does its creation tell us about who we are? and about who God is?
Our ability to understand the universe and our position it in is one of the glories of the human species.
Richard Dawkins, in his intro to James Jeans, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
Where were you when I laid the earths foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy.
God to Job 38:4-7, TNIV
For since the creation of the world Gods 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.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 1:20, TNIV
When we recreate the conditions present at the start of the universe (like we are right now in building the 9 billion dollar Large Hadron Collider) we image God. We are made in the image of a universe creating God.
All that exists Roars into flame, the tortured fragments rush away from each other into all the sky, new universes Jewel the black breast of night; and far off the outer nebulae Like charging spearmen again Invade emptiness
Poet Robinson Jeffers
The heavens declare the glory of God
Psalm 19:1, TNIV