As a Christian, it is not unusual for me to hear that I am ignorant, anti-science, anti-intellectual, because I don’t accept global warming, climate change, global cooling, darwinism. (Don’t even get me started on the separation of church and state)
It seems that “tolerance” in today’s world doesn’t tolerate thought (yes, thought) that takes into account the possibility (surety) that there must be a mind behind all of this.
For instance, I agree that climate may be changing, or may not be, but perhaps this change is not “man-caused.”
I believe that there could possibly be an evolving within a species, but I don’t think these changes take billions of years.
I also believe that man’s existence could easily be only 6000-10000 years, and the population growth models I have seen make this possibility a lot easier to swallow than millions of years. If you believed in the flood of Noah’s day, and you began with 8 people, and multiplied by a population growth model, you still have more people on the earth now than we actually have. To carry this out over millions of years, the population would have to be virtually wiped out multiple times (multiple means a lot. A lot) to bring it down to the current population.
In the 70’s, scientists (not all, but some) were warning us of overpopulation and starvation and a coming ice age, all within the next 20-30 years.
What I am saying is that our views of science, of world situations, etc., are all guided by a basic worldview, where you believe the starting point to be. If one doesn’t believe in a creator god, then every scientific hypothesis will stem from that premise.
If one has come to accept, believe, and trust in the Bible as the word of God, then he will weigh the things he observes against what he knows to be true.
C.S. Lewis once said something like this: Christianity is like the light of the sun; by it, I can see everything else.