From Peter Kwasniewski at Lifesite News:
Modernity expects people to hand over their intellects to a mysterious oracle called “Science,” a source of dogmas more unquestioned and blindly trusted than ever the papacy was in the Dark Ages. Christianity, in contrast, requires believers to submit their minds to an infinite God of truth who created all things—a worthy object of worship and obedience.
The “new atheists” assert that Christians, by profession as it were, have a contempt for hard facts. In reality, it would be impossible to find a religion more friendly to truths of nature and history and more encouraging of those who devote their time and effort to studying them.
Consider the five proofs for the existence of God offered by St. Thomas at the beginning of his Summa theologiae. More.
Those are all points worth making of course, but the situation is more serious than that. First, today, we have the spectacle of big science worried about what Florida schools teach about evolution but not about toxic snowflake attacks on biology profs, let alone the death penalty for witchcraft. Their priority is clearly institutional survival as such, not what survives. The fact that they are atheists may make the case worse but it is hard to tell.
Second, and this is a much more serious symptom, naturalist (materialist) atheism is at war with evidence and reason. Our brains, they believe, are shaped for fitness, not for truth. Thus, the top science people want power, simply, which is as much as to say that their ideas are irrelevant to their goals.
See also: Biology is real, if not popular: Lone scientist squares off with social justice warriors.
More scientists wanted in government – but only if they are Democrats (progressives). One result of politicizing science like this is that the doubts raised are not an instance of the public “fearing” science. They’re what happens naturally when we begin to realize that the advice we are getting comes from an interested party…
Hat tip: Ken Francis, author of The Little Book of God, Mind, Cosmos and Truth