Look around and you will find consistent patterns in nature. The stars and planets follow their regular courses. The seasons unfold in a steady cycle. Acorns turn into sturdy oak trees. Wheat seeds grow into nourishing grain.
Why is the universe so predictable and knowable? Where do nature’s laws come from?
Nature’s orderliness has long been a source of wonder. Many biblical passages reflect on this order, describing God as creation’s governor. The desire to understand the laws that keep the universe running drives scientific thought. For some, it has also been closely connected to a desire to understand the creator. Recent discoveries have deepened our knowledge of nature’s precision and the qualities that make our planet habitable.