How Does Chemistry Provide Evidence to Our Question?

We now examine chemistry to find out what evidence it can provide to answer our basic question about the existence of God. Chemistry studies properties, structures, and reactions of matter that focus on the atomic scale. Wikipedia defines chemistry as, “the scientific discipline involved with compounds composed of atoms, i.e. elements and molecules i.e. combinations of atoms: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other compounds.” Traditional chemistry studies elementary particles, atoms, molecules, substances, metals, and other categories of matter. This matter can be in the form of solid, liquid, or gas states.

The atom is a basic unit of chemistry. Its core is made up of positively charged protons, uncharged neutrons, and negatively charged electrons. A chemical element is a pure type of atom that has a particular number of protons in the nuclei that is known as the atomic number and is represented as a particular symbol. The standard way to show the chemical elements is in a chart called the Periodic Table in which the elements are displayed by atomic number. The Periodic Table is arranged in groups, columns, and rows. This chart or Table shows how organized the basic elements are and presents the basic elements that compose all matter.

As a subject, chemistry is usually divided into three principal areas that students study and that scientists use. These are physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. Physical chemistry is the study of the physical and fundamental aspects of chemical systems and processes. Sub-branches of this area include chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, quantum chemistry, solid-state chemistry, spectroscopy, and thermochemistry. Organic chemistry is the study of structure, properties, composition, and reactions of organic compounds. When a compound has carbon in it, it is normally an organic compound. Sub-branches include biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physical organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry. Finally, inorganic chemistry is the study of properties and reactions of inorganic compounds or compounds that lack carbon.

There are numerous other areas of chemistry that are utilized by professional chemists and scientists. All these categories demonstrate how vast, complex, and organized this subject really is. Chemistry is now sub-dividing atoms into even smaller particles, a subject that I won’t go into now. Suffice it to say that chemistry is an organized, complicated field of study. Could chemistry have developed by accident, by random, or by design? If chemistry developed by accident or by random, it would also deviate by other, less organized ways too. Wouldn’t it? How would the subject stay as organized as we’ve seen unless it developed by design? If it developed by design, the question arises, who created it? Isn’t this evidence of God’s existence?

What do you think? If you have any questions or thoughts, please share with me at garylindberg85@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you. We can all learn when we share our thoughts and ideas.

Author: garylindberg85

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the author’s parents moved just before his seventh birthday to Santa Maria, California. There he grew up and attended grade schools up through high school. The author is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in U. S. History. Then he volunteered to join the Peace Corps for two and a half years during which he taught primary school students and teachers various techniques in a trial school gardens program in the Ivory Coast which is located in West Africa between Liberia and Ghana. He became fluent in French during that time. After his Peace Corps service, he toured Europe and primarily visited Italy, Germany (including East Berlin then under Communist control), France, England, and the Netherlands. Since he was drafted, he volunteered for the Navy in which he served for four years. Next, he went to San Francisco State University where he earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Management and Personnel. After that he began his 43-year career as a Human Resources professional for a number of major companies including National Gypsum, Celotex, McCormick (spices), Del Monte, Quebecor Printing, and Micro Lithography, Inc. He retired in November, 2019 to pursue personal endeavors.