Education and Current Events
What is True Science?
Modern science began in 17th century Western Europe in response to a
change in the worldview brought about by the Reformation. Gone was the
slavish adherence to ancient traditions, replaced by the individual
search for truth. First the search for truth thru faith in Jesus Christ
and the Bible, then expanding the search for truth into God’s Creation.
It was the belief of these Christian scientists that nature was God’s
Creation that made science even possible. It was their belief that God
created a rational, understandable Universe that gave them the
confidence to investigate natural phenomena.
Scientists like Keppler, Boyle, Newton and Faraday looked to find a world that made sense. Keppler said that astronomers should see themselves as high priests of God since they could so clearly see the handiwork of God in the stars. Keppler abandoned the pseudo-science of astrology and developed the true science of astronomy. Boyle turned the attempt at magic called alchemy into the true science of chemistry. Newton developed modern mathematics and physics. Faraday helped to bring about the modern world with his invention of the electrical generator. All of them, and many more, were Christians that came out of a Reformation worldview that saw science as another way to understand God thru His Creation. Unfortunately in the late 19th century the disciples of the religion of evolutionism hijacked true science. True science is based on observation, testability and repeatability; evolutionism is nothing more than fancy storytelling.
At first evolutionists simply used a system of scientific investigation that they could never have developed themselves and didn’t really believe in. The truth of that is amply demonstrated in what is happening in the scientific establishment today. Recent stories in evolutionist magazines have shown how far from true science the evolutionist establishment has departed.
In the August 2003 issue of the evolutionist magazine Scientific American is the cover story “Are You a Hologram”. The story presents the idea that the Universe is a light picture written on a two-dimensional surface. This idea resulted from theoretical studies of black holes, intense concentrations of matter that cannot be seen. This is just one of many such stories invented by evolutionists that have no basis in observable reality.
True science, science that has brought about airplanes, computers and modern medicine is based on the Christian worldview that the Universe is a real place, not simply a light picture and that the Universe acts according to a fixed set of laws that can be observed and understood. It was out of this Christian worldview that true science emerged and flourished. It is precisely because this view of science works according to fixed laws that evolutionists philosophically reject it. Evolutionists worship at the altar of time and chance; the idea of fixed laws doesn’t fit in with their idea of random chance and time creating order.
That evolutionists are more than willing to throw out reality when it doesn’t conform to their religion of evolutionism is best demonstrated in their own words. In an article on page 39 of the December 2002 issue of Discover magazine is a very revealing statement showing how far evolutionists have gone in leaving both true science and even plain reality. It is as the foundation of reality is being destroyed by evolution that science is beginning to slide back into the mysticism and fairytales that characterized what was called science in the past. “And yet science moves on at an accelerating pace . . In that realm, telescopes are useless . . We’re entering an age in which the mathematical modeling of the universe on a computer can tell us more about the earliest days of the universe than any telescope can”. That anyone involved in astronomical research could consider telescopes to be “useless” shows how far from reality evolutionists have gotten. Evolutionist biologist Richard Lewontin makes this crystal clear when he says, “We (evolutionists) take the side of science (evolution) in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism (atheism). It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material (atheist) explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material (atheist) causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material (atheist) explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door” (emphasis added). Kansas State University Professor Todd Scott makes the blind faith of evolutionism plain when he said, “Even if all the data point to a designer, such an hypothesis is excluded science (evolution) because it is not naturalistic (atheistic)”.
The damage done to true science by this kind of religious belief cannot be overemphasized. In medical science the blind belief in evolutionism has cost the lives of many people who had organs removed that had been declared to be useless leftovers of our evolutionary past. Of the over 100 organs once declared useless, all have now been shown to have purpose. In geology the belief that “the present is the key to the past”, uniformitarianism, led research into innumerable dead ends and was decisively refuted by what happened at Mt. St. Helens in 1980. It is now acknowledged, even by evolutionists, that the primary way that the earth is reshaped is by catastrophic events, such as floods, volcanoes and earthquakes. Meaning that events such as the Genesis Flood are the best explanation for the physical structure of the world we see today.
In every discipline of science it was Christians; such as Robert Boyle in Chemistry, Isaac Newton in Physics and Louis Pasteur in Medicine and Biology, to name just a few, who discovered the basic laws and principles of science, in large part because of their belief in a lawful and rational Creator. As the religion of evolutionism has permeated science, the movement away from reality has become more apparent. Expect to see ever more absurd ideas being presented as science fact in the future.