The additional truths found in the three, newly revealed books of LDS scripture not only add to our theology, but also to the conflict between religion and science. Obviously, if our religion is true and the scientific facts are true, there will be no conflict. But there is conflict, which means that either our science is wrong, our religion is wrong, our interpretations of science and religion are wrong, or some combination of all of this.
Mainstream science conflicts on many issues with our revealed religion. The solution many LDS use is to either suspend judgment on the scientific “facts” until more scientific information debunks or modifies the current theories to better conform to Mormon doctrine or to interpret our scriptures in creative or non-literal ways so that the scriptures conform better to current scientific thought. (A case in point: the recent discussions about Noah’s Flood.) There are others of us who just drop mormonism altogether and embrace the mainstream scientific faith since they feel that the Mormon religion doesn’t hold up to scientific scrutiny.
However, LDS need not resort to these tactics. There is a modern, scientific field that covers every aspect of the Universe and that meshes with Mormon canonical scripture perfectly. It is known as Plasma Science. Most people are unaware of Plasma Science as it is ignored by the mainstream scientists and their media outlets. You will not learn this in the universities or high schools. But it exists, researchers are constantly learning and discovering more about it, and virtually everything we see on Earth, in space or among the heavenly bodies out there, including all the anomalies, can be explained by it and confirms that the science is accurate, predictive and demonstrable in laboratory settings. (Mainstream science comes across many anomalies which their theories cannot account for. These anomalies are usually noted and then brushed under the rug, the thought being that if people forget about them, they don’t exist. But Plasma Science can explain even the anomalies.)
I am creating another category called Plasma Theology. The articles posted in this new category will hopefully show the parallels between Plasma Science and Mormon Theology. The LDS need never have to choose between science and religion again, as there is a scientific viewpoint that is totally consistent with our modern and ancient scriptures, and that accounts for everything we are seeing in this space age.
In fact, so important is the understanding of Plasma Science, that I believe it is one of the keys to understanding our own scriptures. Plasma Cosmology, Plasma Geology, Plasma Biology, Plasma Mythology and all the other plasma-based, specialized, scientific fields put the scriptures in so much new light that it should engender a whole new generation of LDS to become Plasma Scientists in order to better understand both the Universe around them and their own religion, and to fortify their faith with universal, scientific facts. This is in direct contrast to the tendency of mainstream science to weaken religious faith.
Note: While you wait for me to post plasma theology articles, you may visit the Thunderbolts link found under the Education category on the right side of each page to learn more about Plasma Science.
Next Plasma Theology article: The sun “borrows” its light and the planets or stars were “fixed”