It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
– Proverbs 25:2
I took biology in high school at a private Christian school near my house; they offered a class for homeschoolers. The teacher had us memorize Proverbs 25:2, and though I can never remember the reference when I want it, the verse has stuck with me. It’s my favorite explanation of science.
Allow me to illustrate.
I recently heard about the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, where scientists basically (as far as I can tell) zoomed way in on a teeny tiny patch of black sky and found this:
There are about 5,500 galaxies in this picture (according to the website; I didn’t count). All in one wee patch of dark sky. And that’s from what they saw with this particular technology.
All these galaxies didn’t suddenly pop up in this century. They were already there. We just couldn’t see them.
There are so many details God included in the universe, and discovering them is cool. A lot of them mankind knew nothing about until fairly recently, and who knows how many we haven’t found yet?