by P.K.Odendaal - 2 April 2012.
If you wonder why God hides Himself so successfully, here are some of the answers. Of course we will not know all, but I think we know enough to understand that. And before I dive into technical stuff, the first and foremost reason is so obvious.
And now for more scientific stuff.
Gödel did some work on Logic and came to this strange and insightful conclusion, called the Gödel Incompleteness Theorem : The first incompleteness theorem states that no consistent system of axioms whose theorems can be listed by an effective procedure(e.g., a computer program, but it could be any sort of algorithm) is capable of proving all truths about the relations of the natural numbers. For any such system, there will always be statements about the natural numbers that are true, but that are unprovable within the system. The second incompleteness theorem, a corollary of the first, shows that such a system cannot demonstrate its own consistency. And this is why I said in a previous part (2), that Mathematics and thus Science is based on Faith. And that is another way God hid Himself from our physical world. And that is why the Agnostics say that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience. How right they are, and how well has God hidden himself - in order that we can know Him and be His peer and friend if we walk in Faith with Him. And that is why the Psalmist says : Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him (man) a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.