A man who has a front-row seat to God's creation in a way most do not said he sees no conflict between the Bible and genuine science.
Astronaut Jeff Williams, the 58-year-old who will become the American record holder for cumulative days in space (534), says contrary to popular speculation, his scientific knowledge and his biblical knowledge meld together.
"There is a generalization that anyone who worked for NASA, or an organization like that, would naturally be an atheist, but that's not true," he told the Institute for Creation Research in an interview last year.
"There are many Christians in the organization, many Christians in other government agencies—there are Christians everywhere," Williams explained.
"The work that I do and have done through my military career and with NASA has been perfectly compatible with the Scriptures, and I've lived out my life as a Christian, and there's been no issue there," he said.
Williams says people who find a conflict between the Bible and science are those who refuse to acknowledge the existence of God.
"If you have a presupposition that excludes the possibility of a God, that excludes the possibility of supernatural acts, and that everything has to be explained just with natural processes, then you've basically limited what you can let the objective observation of science tell you," Williams explained.
"That's where the issue comes in," he said. "I presuppose God. And I presuppose the truth of the Scripture."
Williams took off last Friday for his fourth six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
The next day, he posted pictures on Twitter saying, "It is great to be back on board @Space_Station, an amazing orbital outpost!"
Williams has been with NASA for two decades.
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