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Religious Student Writes ‘God Doesn’t Want Us to Know’ for Every Question on Astronomy Final


Photos from Santeri Viinamäki / (CC BY-SA 4.0) and Edal Anton Lefterov/ (CC BY-SA 3.0) with modifications by Sydney Gelman. 

In ASTR 001, the stakes are high. No one in the class has ever seen a number before, and suddenly a professor who was involved in a Nobel Prize-winning experiment is trying to convince hundreds of emotionally concussed students that gravity can bend space. Yeah right, Mark. 

Although he knew he would be risking everything by speaking his truth, college junior Jedediah Wilkins couldn’t take the blaspheming anymore. The numbers, the lectures in the bowels of DRL, a professor who knew Wilkins possessed the mathematical intellect of a squished garden snake — it was all too much. On his astronomy final, Wilkins let the light of the Lord guide him, and wrote his gospel for every answer. 

For questions such as "What is evidence that supports the Big Bang theory?” and “What happens inside a black hole?” Wilkins wrote “God doesn’t want us to know.” Besides his name and a few choice passages from Genesis, that was all he wrote. Wilkins is confident that he set the curve.