I am offended. Not as a Christian, but as a scientist and mathematician. Probability & Statistics are my closest friends. Science is my lens to God. In my own intellectual quest to find God in this world, my emotions play only the role of admirer. They do not rule me, nor does my approach to religion or science. The two, to me, are one. I fear no scientific discovery and welcome Solomon’s encouragement to seek knowledge and wisdom in this human life of mine. Science merely uncovers the greatest Scientist’s fascinating methods- just as humor reflects the greatest Comedian and poetry, the greatest Poet. Nothing more. All human discovery is, to me, a further reason to worship.
That being said, I am offended by the lack of good science and logic in today’s overwhelmingly atheistic science community. In all ways but one, this unique community follows good, basic, sound scientific process & thought to learn more about the universe in which humans live. They are naturally, and rightfully, a skeptical bunch. A claim must be proven to be taken seriously. That one exception is their approach to God. This is where Hubris, their true god, stands directly in their way. It stunts their minds and their science. It makes fools of them and their ideas. The only barrier against exposure to mockery is the success of the myth that Science, somehow, is always ‘right’. That scientists are somehow smarter or more logical than any other human. That they, somehow, are immune to human frailties like selfishness, power hunger or arrogance. And lastly, that science today is somehow ‘much more advanced’ than in the days when scientists claimed the earth was flat or that the sun revolved around the earth.
People have been bamboozled to believe that humans have actually changed from the ‘old days’. That scientists, in particular, have changed. That the only reason the mainstream scientists dismissed and censored ‘new’ discoveries ‘back then’ was because they were, well, primitive in their ways. That somehow, science today, is championed by a different, more superior breed of men who only care for the ‘Truth’. The Modern Man-pure in his quest for knowledge.
This is patent horse poop.
The nature of man, like the nature of science, has not changed one iota from the ‘primitive’ days of science. Real human beings pursue knowledge- the minority of which will always be the ones seeking Truth. The vast majority of men seek only selfish recognition for selfish reasons. Scientists are nothing more than fallible humans with their equal share of heroes and villains. They reflect the normal population of mankind. And as the very term, “hero” must indicate, the virtues of man come only once in a long while in humans. Who would believe that any “hero” of any culture of any time in human history could be defined as a selfish, power-hungry, self aggrandizing, money lusting fool? No, heroes, no matter who defines them, always embody the highest of human traits: honesty, goodness, kindness, selflessness, generosity and love of man & God. And no matter who defines a hero, we know this person to be ‘special’. Why? Because they are so rare. Because almost no human can really meet their standards.
So why this blind faith in an entire community of humans? Why assume that because a majority of them say something, (like the earth is flat), we plebeians must accept their ideas without question? Further, why assume that all scientists are even intelligent? Like all fields, there are smart people and there are unintelligent people. There are smart lawyers and really dumb lawyers. Again, considering human nature, true intelligence is rare- just as rare as real honesty of intention. So, why this abnormal trust of scientists, their motives and their intelligence?
Science has also proven itself completely wrong- over & over again. First, eating liver is great for people. Now, liver is ‘bad’ for people. First, using gas was great for people. Now, using gas is bad for people. First, calcium pills were great for people. Now calcium pills are bad for people. First, drinking wine was bad for people. Now, it is good for people. We needed fluorine- now it will turn your teeth grey! First, mercury was great for helping sick people. Now, mercury is bad for helping sick people. Leaches, anyone? How about a big knife to ‘bleed’ you to death when all you had was a virus?
In fact, Being Wrong is at the very heart of the proper pursuit of knowledge: the assumption that we know nothing yet. And that we wish to know more. The only good scientist is the extremely humble one. Not the idiot who actually believes they know anything at all. To believe you know anything is to snuff out the purpose of the pursuit- to KNOW is to deny the very motivation of science. It is the squelching of motivation & direction. Only the truly humble can see the magnificent wonder of all that we have yet to uncover. It must be at the heart of all Good Science to assume that anything is possible. At the heart of ill intentioned science, is the will of bad men. It is there that the ugliness of human nature lies with the claim that only certain things are possible. Sin resides in that heart- but also the lack of pure reason, logic and proper science. The scientist who actually believes that human beings, who can not even begin to understand aging, time, space, disease, psychology, genetics, or anything else for that matter- can define what can NOT exist is just plain stupid. These people make me laugh- and many times, make me scorn. They are the antithesis of science, these definers of what can not be. They work in the negative and so are stunted from the beginning.
A good scientist looks about them and sees what they see. They wonder about it. They seek answers to it. They accept the things they find. Fear does not rule them. They do not reject actual phenomena, nor do they quickly dismiss it. They seek and seek and continue to seek. They use words like, “Thus far, I have found…..” and “Based on what I have found, I propose that this might be the reason….” and “All evidence seems to point in this direction which I will continue to investigate until further proof says otherwise…” etc, etc. What a good scientist NEVER says is, “Because I , the Great Western White Scientist, have never personally seen it, and because my cadre of like-minded Western White Scientists haven’t seen it, it must not EXIST.” Kind of like the little fish that swims up penises in the Amazon. The little brown people have known about it for hundreds of years. They protect themselves with bits of fabric & twine. But until a Western White Scientist has one swim up his, and have it eye-witnessed by a panel of Western White Scientists, it will remain Non Existent! And when it is finally acknowledged, it will surely be named after the poor white fellow who, unfortunately for him, ‘discovered it’.
I would ask these rather dumb scientists, “Did people (scientists, even), in Abraham’s day see air molecules?” Did they even conceive of them? They must answer, “No.” Then I will ask, “Does the fact that ancient people couldn’t see the molecules or conceive of them make them non-existent?” Did the earth only begin to rotate around the sun when Galileo saw that it did? Of course not. The people simply didn’t have the knowledge or technology to see these facts. But they do now.
Science is no different today. There is an infinite world which we humans, in our primitive state, simply can not conceive of, measure or see in order to ‘prove’ its existence. And yet, like the air molecules thousands of years ago, they still exist. To assume otherwise is just plain arrogance and foolishness.
And these same scientists who claim that they will not believe in something they can not prove, believe in speciation (the very bedrock of Evolution)- though not one species out of the hundreds of thousands that exist or have ever existed has left a fossil trail that would prove them correct. Instead, they resort to genetic gymnastics to prove the improbable! (The same guys who can’t cure the cold because they can’t understand the genetics want us to believe they can use genetics to explain the ENTIRE creation of life! umm hmmm- how about some land in Florida?) These same scientists who claim speciation, not as a theory, but as a FACT, somehow can throw probability & statistics out of the window when one considers that only the bones of separate species seemed to survive time, pressure, moisture and heat. Not one trail of bones out of the tens of thousands of specimens of any one species morphing over several millenia (thus making the number of specimens in the millions) into another species survived? Really? Were those millions of transitional states/specimens between one species and another somehow cursed with bones that disintegrated while actual, defined species were blessed with superior bones?
If man’s head began with the Neanderthal and ‘morphed’ genetically over time to increasingly intelligent forms of man, where are the millions of bones of all those morphing beings? Where are the bones that show the human brain growing? The frontal lobe expanding? Where are the bones that show a little less slope, and then a little less slope and then a little less slope until Homosapien was born? There should be, literally, millions of fossils! Speciation can’t just spontaneously happen, can it? One generation of female neanderthals didn’t just give birth to straight headed people did they? No! Thousands of generations of neanderthals would have needed infinitesimally small genetic changes over millions of years to accomplish the proposed speciation! So, where are all the millions of bones from those in-between humans? Did only those transitional bones between one species of man and other species of man have a different bone composition? Forget man- is there any trail of bones for even one species that would verify the claims of speciation? What? Not one trail of changing bones to back the incredible claim that all life stemmed and morphed in this way- all the way back to some single-celled organism in primordial ooze? There should be billions of fossils to prove this! What are the odds (the mathematical probability) that the only bones that survived the same identical forces of nature are bones of clearly demarcated species with no bones to prove their obvious transition from one species to another? Improbable to the point of impossible! And yet, these atheist people of knowledge will readily and with great enthusiasm jump right on board, skip the proof and claim it as FACT!
From every study of man- math, logic & science included- it simply is more mathematically probable to believe in Intelligent Design than some kind of ‘orderly’ chaos (never observed in real life) that produced the tight, astounding, self refreshing, self renewing design that stares in our face every moment we live. Especially in light of the fact that Man, himself, has just created ‘life’ in a test tube.
This incredible jumping to conclusions- as concerns evolution & God- by an overwhelmingly atheist science community speaks more to their own rejection of the bended knee than to good science. If God used speciation to bring about man, what would I care? But the math is all wrong. This is what ails my mind. That, and they way they attempt to use science to discredit Genesis and hence, God. Of course, they deny this (as they mock behind their hands) publicly, but then add statements like, “Whales were once bear-like creatures” in my children’s science book without one shred of evidence to back it. Why attempt to shove bad science on my kids when you are otherwise so skeptical and proper in your pursuit of knowledge? Why state speciation & evolution as fact and yet deny the complete viability of God-driven creation? Answer this question and you will find the heart of evil, my friends.
So when ‘scientists’, and I use the terms very loosely, say that to believe in an intelligent God who designed the universe with intention and purpose is to be ‘unscientific’ and ‘uninformed’, I know which kind of scientists they are. These same arrogant scientists that would make the claim that belief in a God who created everything is illogical are the self-same scientists who have already created ‘synthetic’ life themselves. It is possible for them to create a lower order life form, but it is impossible for there to be a God who can create a lower order life form. These same scientists that claim that to believe in angels & demons (invisible creatures among us) is to be ignorant are the self-same scientists who point their billion dollar telescopes into space looking for hyper-intelligent, invisible life forms. These same scientists who mock those of us who believe something can be invisible and yet exist in real, concrete form are the self-same scientists who have already developed stealth technology as well as the beginnings of an invisibility cloak.
These same scientists who claim the impossibility of a God that knows the past, present & future- all at the same time- are the self-same scientists who have now ‘discovered’ that computers can actually predict the future. These same scientists who dismiss the idea that God can exist in all time periods are the self-same scientists who have just ‘discovered’ that alternate realities can exist at the same time and thus have pointed the way toward time travel.
They are the exact same breed who laughed at Aristotle when he claimed the earth was round.
These so-called scientists have not yet grasped the fact that biology & life itself is a radical technology of God’s making. That DNA is the most powerful technology known to man. That life itself is so powerful a technology that it is impossible for mankind to destroy. Biology was created by a Life Form greater than us. Even the nuclear bomb (or all them going at once) could not stop it. No, some small DNA would escape and begin its ruthless replicating all over again. These ‘men of knowledge’ can only conceive of steel, concrete and feeble computers as ‘technology’. Even movie directors have better imaginations than atheist scientists!
The logic of Christianity is 100% sound. Because we do not claim to PROVE the existence of God. We state only our belief in Him. If man can create life, certainly Someone Else can do it. If there are other sentient creatures in the universe (their ‘aliens’), then mankind can not possibly put a limit on just how intelligent or advanced those life forms may be. To search for aliens to is admit the 100% possibility and probability of One so advanced, so knowledgeable, so technologically advanced as to have created the ‘everything’ we know. If we designed computers to predict the future, certainly Someone Else could have even better technology to predict the future. Or even contain the ‘technology’ within Himself as a pure capability. If mankind can eventually travel through different dimensions, then certainly Someone Else can be doing it now. If we can make things undetectable by stealth technology and invisibility cloaks, then certainly Someone Else can do it. And there is no reason that Man should be able to define just how advanced a Being may be. Or what His ‘technology’ or ‘science’ looks like. These terms are merely words humans use to define our pursuit of knowledge.
Just because we currently picture the terms ‘science’ and ‘technology’ as microscopes & particle accelerators does not mean that technology of the future will look anything like them at all. No, it could be something quite fantastic- unimaginable in 1000 years! Today’s labs & equipment will stand in museums someday as barbaric relics of the past. By logic alone, it is feasible for us and our universe to be the product of Another’s test tube. It is 100% possible and probable, based even on our limited experience, that what appears to be ‘magic’ by primitive creatures is actual very real ‘science’ of Another. Any good scientist will admit this to you. You can trust that scientist’s work.
The lack of logic lies in the evil hearts of bad scientists. Atheist scientists. Logic, good science & all real knowledge will forever reside in those unafraid of the Truth. And those unafraid to bend the knee to It when they find It.