One of the more troubling aspects of the contemporary debate over evolution is the largely unargued presumption that critics of evolution must be motivated by religion, whereas defenders of evolution are supposedly the disinterested pursuers of truth. Yet evolutionary biologists are human beings just like everyone else, which means that they are subject to the same influences of passion, pride, and even prejudice. If scientists start to dismiss their colleague's work based solely on motivation... not much would be left of science. — John West, Darwin Day in America, p. 244
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Strictly speaking, there is, I confess, no such thing as 'modern science'. There are only particular sciences, all in a stage of rapid change, and sometimes inconsistent with one another. — C. S. Lewis, Christian Reflections (1945), p. 82
By anyone’s measure, Johannes Kepler ranks as a gold medalist in the history of science. This great German mathematician and astronomer (contemporary with the King James Bible and the Pilgrims) discovered fundamental laws of nature that have stood the test of time and are still widely used today. He advanced mathematics in science to new heights, including the first use of logarithms for astronomy and the foundation for integral calculus. He made useful inventions. He was a major force in moving science away from its subservience to authority and onto an empirical foundation, and from superstition to mathematical law. He helped mankind understand how the universe works. When the great Isaac Newton expressed that his ability to see farther than others was due to “standing on the shoulders of giants,” he most certainly had Kepler in mind. Yet this humble, devout Christian, from a poor, uneducated home, had a life filled with difficulty. In spite of it, he stands as a consummate example of a Christian doing excellent science from theological motives; Kepler pursued science as a mission from God. In his words, he was merely “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” Anyone who thinks Christianity is inimical to science should take a close look at the life of this giant of science – and Christian faith.
Geologist Bill Hoesch summarizes powerful geological evidences that support the Genesis account of a global flood.
The old story of successive forests buried over long ages silently disappeared from Yellowstone park signs without remorse or apology.
As Alan Guth rises to prominence this year for his inflation proposal, it might be useful for readers to see what he said about it in 2005.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel—thus you shall say to your masters: ‘I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me.' — Jeremiah 27:4-5