NOT A SCIENCE DENIER
the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
I’ve got no problem with this.
I guess I could say, ” Well, I guess I do believe in science!”
So many people have told me that I didn’t, I guess I was starting to believe them.
I observe a lot of stuff in the physical and natural world.
I have been known to experiment, that is try things in different ways to see if they work, or to see if there is a better way.
Those that tell me that my beliefs are wrong because science says otherwise maybe don’t understand what science is.
I even read a blog by an atheist today who said,
“Science doesn’t find truth, it understands change.”
Then he, quoting a guy named David P. Barash, said, “The public distrusts science because it appears to change…but, (he points out) it’s only our paradigm that is shifting; not the actual truth, just our understanding of it.”
THAT’S WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING!
THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS THE TRUTH!
So, here is my premise for you to consider…
Is it more important for you to find the truth
Or to prove you are right?
Be careful….This is tricky.
You may think what you believe is true, so, of course, you want to prove you are right.
But, what if what you believe is not true?
I think, what you conclude when you are doing “science” depends a lot of the time on what you believed when you began.
For example, if you really believe there is no God, no creator, and the gradual billions of years evolutionary process is your starting point, then your observations will show you how all these little things you observe line up to prove that what you believe is true.
But, what if you had an open mind, and you were willing to consider any and all possibilities.
What if someone suggested that the world and everything in it was created by an all powerful intelligent being?
You decided to check out this possibility.
Do you know, that all the things you believe about billions of years would also work out over thousands of years, especially if a huge catastrophic flash flood was thrown into the mix?
Plus an all-powerful, almighty God….
Then, I think about how long it takes science to learn some stuff, because they keep finding new information as the “paradigm changes”.
So what was once “settled science” evolves into what we have now.
Constantly evolving, adjusting…
Now, imagine if the Creator we were talking about were to “talk” to His creation, revealing secret things to the minds of those who could “hear His voice” and giving insight that science was yet to consider.
Maybe science isn’t necessarily doing it wrong…
Maybe science is just taking the long way to figure it all out.
There is a book that helps more than science would admit (though some in science would consider it) but it is not allowed inside our public schools.
There is wisdom to be found.
Through wisdom, maybe truth.
If you really want to know the truth.
“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””
John 8:31-32 NIV