This week we read of the splitting of the Red Sea and the Manna that fell from Heaven.
Pretty heady, wild stuff.
Just so that we can look at ourselves in the twin mirrors of rationality and magic, let’s remind ourselves of some important words:
A miracle is a noticed moment that blasts apart our ideas of what is and what can be.
Science is the endeavor to figure out what lies before us based on what is already known.
Or more accurately, assumed to be known.
As one who loves science and the scientific method, all I can have is humility before the Cosmos.
That’s because in between the lines of what I know, is that which I have no idea of.
Is it possible that a gigantic body of water split open just at the right time?
Is it possible that Manna, that magical sustenance that fell from the Heaven each day of the journey through the desert?
Sure! Why not?