Since then, there has been a lot of discussion as to whether this can in any was be used to prove the existence of God. Now, my knowledge of sub-atomic physics is nearly non-existent, but I will say this, from my perspective the arguments I have heard are shaky at best, and that is probably being overly generous.
But the controversy, if one can call it that, does serve to bring one thing to light, and that is the constant tension that occurs between Christians and atheists. Christians will stubbornly insist that their God exists, while atheists will just as stubbornly insist that there is no god, let alone the God of the Bible.
Without sufficient scientific evidence to back up their claim, Christians are left to defend their belief based on their own personal experience. And, as one who has had his own encounters with the Almighty, I can vouch that the experience is indeed compelling. In fact, I would go so far as to characterize it as overwhelming.
On the other hand, there is no scientific evidence supporting God’s non-existence either. Therefore, atheists are left with such arguments as the notion that the need for a god in their scientific model is so vanishingly small as to be insignificant. The problem there of course, is that the lack of need is far from proof, a fact which the atheist must admit. And this leaves the atheist with a very weak argument indeed.
I feel very comfortable in saying that, given the lack of evidence supporting either position that holding either one view or the other can be done only as an exercise of faith.
Another argument that I hear from atheists on occasion is that a belief in God conflicts with science. It seems as though to some that science itself is elevated to the point where it becomes a substitute god for those who hold such beliefs.
From my perspective, there is no conflict between God and science. But for those who have raised science to such a high position, I can see why there is perceived conflict.
The solution is simple! There must be a hierarchy, either science belongs at the top of the pyramid, or God does, or something else does. All conflicts that appear with science in the top spot simply vanish if God, who is the Creator of all things, including intelligent beings capable of contemplating their origin and coming up with a system of observation and experiment that they call science, is placed in His rightful place, simply vanish away. All conflict that result from the confusion of what belongs in the pre-eminent position, vanish!
As far as the third contender for top spot, “something else”, untilit is named, it will be left from consideration.