“Faith and Science are Symbiotic”

“Faith and Science are Symbiotic” September 29, 2019


Mars, without canals
An image of Mars (Wikimedia Commons)


I just ran across this interesting 7.5-minute item on the website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which you might enjoy:


“Interview with NASA Rocket Scientist, David Oh – September 04, 2015”


The Church websites also offer this 2:20-minute video, which features David Oh and his wife and children:


“Family: One Big Experiment”


If you would like to know more about Dr. Oh’s background — and, accordingly, about the background to his testimony, here are some interesting links:


linkedin:  “David Oh


Koreans in Motion:  “David Oh”


Daily Mail:  “Breakfast at 3pm, biking at 3am and bedtime at noon: Meet the family of Nasa Curiosity scientist who are living on MARS time”


Los Angeles Times:  “Life on Mars time for JPL scientist and his family”


“Hypothesis: Faith and Science are Symbiotic”




Another Latter-day Saint space scientist, Dr. John S. Lewis, has also borne his testimony at various places online, including this four-minute video on the official Church website:


“Our Divine Creator: We Lived with God: A Renowned Scientist Testifies”


His written testimony can be found on my Mormon Scholars Testify website, which is yet to be renamed:


John S. Lewis


Moreover, Dr. Lewis participated via Skype from New Zealand in the Interpreter Foundation’s 9 November 2013 conference on “Science and Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth, and Man,” and his presentation (entitled “The Scale of Creation in Space and Time”) is accessible at no charge and can be viewed on YouTube at this link:



And now for a couple of quotations from the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:


It is hard to get the people to believe that God is a scientific character, that He lives by science or strict law, that by this He is, and by law he was made what He is; and will remain to all eternity because of His faithful adherence to law. It is a most difficult thing to make the people believe that every art and science and all wisdom comes from Him, and that He is their Author.  (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 13:302 [13 November 1870])


The origin of life whether human or inferior, must be lodged in some character whom I have not seen! Follow it back, no matter whether it be for six thousand years, six millions, six million millions, or billions of years, the figures and numbers are immaterial, I must have come from some source, my natural philosophy teaches me this. But, leaving the natural philosophy of the child free from false tradition, let us inquire. What does the philosophy of the Christian sects, or many of them, not all, teach? “God made the world in six days, out of nothing!” This is very wrong; no child should be taught any such dogma. God never did make a world out of nothing; He never will, He never can!  (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 13:248 [25 September 1870])


 Posted from Park City, Utah



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