To say that today's scientific achievements are extraordinary is an understatement. At the same time, too many scientific claims are ludicrously overstated, often contradictory when stated as fact. A physicist-spokesman for a popular TV science program recently told his audience that evolution is no longer a theory but a fact. Ah, the arrogance of genius.

Several times during the past year I've read reports alleging that science may achieve a sort of immortality for mankind - just requiring some clever gene adjustments. Today the Drudge Report tells us that the maximum age for humans is about 114-115 years. I suspect that the gene-adjustment guys are looking for a little research money, and are probably liberals. On the other hand I would guess that the life-limiting data comes from a conservative research group. Shame on both camps for any bias - where is that vaunted scientific method?

Our satellite, Voyager 1, has traveled about 13 billion miles from earth since being launched in the 1970s and is still going strong. Science programs tell our kids, and kid-like-thinkers, that it has reached the very edge of space. I've often wondered what that edge looks like and where it would stop. Can we kneel down and peek underneath? Will Voyager come to a screeching halt before falling off the edge? What lies beyond the "edge" of space? Or, if no edge exists, and Voyager is into some sort of an incomprehensible, universal, infinite orbital course, or just a straight course, might this mean that God has created his universe to mystify and humble His human creations? That something could exist beyond man's ability to comprehend would prove to be hugely embarrassing for folks like Stephen Hawking who believe everything can be known because there is no God to limit man's understanding.

Well, whether it's quantum mechanics or automobile mechanics, if man is as smart as many scientists claim, we should know what's at the edge of space, or beyond. Or, do we have to wait until we get there? Where is there? If Voyager is able to travel another 13 billion miles from home will we then be able to know how big God's universe is? Will we then be smart enough to know that there is indeed a God, and that we are operating in His infinite universe?

I really wonder, since our best engineers and technicians don't understand the need for urinals on the world's largest supercarrier (Gerald R Ford) manned by a crew of 3,000 men.

The new carrier has cost the nation $13 billion and will travel on God's finite oceans without urinals. The Voyager has traveled 13 billion miles into God's infinite space and doesn't need them. Kudos to the space engineers for getting things right.