I was thinking about what Dr. R. said over lunch about randomness. I think he has a very primitive idea about God. His “god” sounds like a Greek or Norse God, constrained by time and having to rush around trying to get his plans to work. But the Christian God is not constrained – our God is beyond time and space. What we see as randomness is, to him, part of his plan. We should not belittle the Lord because of our own ignorance.
My purpose as a scientist is to try to understand the world. We see patterns in the world: Nature is full of hidden messages for us to decipher. Poor materialist scientists have no way of knowing this: they are short-sighted and see only randomness.