Things Science Cannot Prove
Good article over on Internet Monk about Five Things Science Cannot Prove But Are Necessary for Science to Work.
Good article, but it hurts my brain just a bit. I admit my science is woefully lacking. I don’t know if this is on account of my education or lack of gifting with an understanding and delight in science. I remember when I was really young, I would read metaphysical and quantum physics books for fun, but they were always those “The Metaphysics of Star Trek” books written by an actual scientist but looking at examples of science mentioned on Star Trek. And back then, I understood it, certainly better than I do now.
Some science I enjoy. I’d love to know more about the science of cooking, and the science with pharmacy is also fascinating to me (if I could restart school from scratch, at a young age, and money not being an issue, I would have gone into pharmacy). But a lot of science just goes right over my head. Things like blackholes, for instance, are more fun as a literary device than they are as a scientific study.
I have this theory. For centuries, Christians were at the forefront of all major scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. The joy of finding out how this world the Creator gave us is what inspired a lot of people to study hard and test test test. Yet after Darwin, I can’t think of a single Christian contribution to the advancement of science. Why is that? Is it that we’ve (Christians) gone just as far with science as we can, and to go any farther is to doubt God or the Scriptures? If Creationism, referring to the Young Earth Creationism so popular amongst fundamentalists, is truly the answer, then why aren’t we Christians the ones leapfrogging science forward? Why are the evolutionists still advancing science, albeit with little meaning or understanding behind it?
I think Christianity shut the door on our involvement in science when we took a stand against Darwin and for “truth”. As a result, my generation of Christians and the ones proceeding me just aren’t that interested in science. It’s now viewed as the dark arts, almost, since it’s all a godless liberal evolutionist agenda anyways. But maybe there is hope for following generations. As people start to realize that Scripture and science both have things to contribute, maybe things will change.
One can hope. I just know that I will never let my kids ever be educated by most young earth creationist groups, nor by atheistic evolutionary groups.
God is the creator and this is his creation. We should never be afraid of learning how this world works and how it came to be, despite how uncomfortable it makes our assumptions.