Are Christians “opposed to science” or are we trying to prevent a suicide?
|October 8, 2017||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Religion|
From apologist Evan Minton at Cerebral Faith:
Often, you’ll hear atheists and anti-theists say things like “Christians don’t believe in science” or “Christians are anti-science!” or “You can believe in God or you can believe in science, but not both.” or “You can believe in The Bible or you can believe in science, but not both.” Atheists claim to be the champions of science and they deride Christians and Christianity for being opponents to science. But, in order to respond to the secularist’s claims, one has to ask a very important question: “What do you mean by that?” It’s one of the questions of The Colombo Tactic, a debate tactic talked about in Greg Koukl’s Tactics: A Game Plan For Discussing Your Christian Convictions.
What do you mean by that? What do you mean by “science”? What definition are you ascribing to that term? Because how the secularist is defining “science” will determine whether or not I agree with his claims. In my experience debating atheists on the internet and in real life, I have found that “science” can mean many different things to many different people, and when they claim “Christianity and science don’t mix” or “God and Science don’t go together” or “You can believe in The Bible or believe in science, but not both”, while all of the atheists are using the same words and are phrasing their arguments the same way, they don’t actually all mean to convey the same message. More.
Okay, that’s pretty far out. But what about current loopy trends in cosmology and consciousness studies that can lead only to the conclusion that 1) there is no meaningful Out There out there and 2) We couldn’t understand it if there were. But we can, of course, legislate against opposition to trendy prevailing views. And that’s becoming an increasingly accepted goal.
Christians tend to be modern rather than post-modern. Prior to believing that the evidence supports our views, we believe that evidence is real and that it matters. The post-modernists gaining traction in the sciences do not believe that.
See also: Post-modern science 101: How gender theory harms pets
Johnny Bartlett on why we should teach algebra
The multiverse is science’s assisted suicide
Post-modern science: The illusion of consciousness sees through itself
Bill Nye would criminalize dissent from human-caused global warming claims.
White cliffs. Dover: Creationism invades Europe
Nature: Stuck with a battle it dare not fight, even for the soul of science. Excuse me guys but, as in so many looming strategic disasters, the guns are facing the wrong way.