Science vs False Science

The definition of science describes activities of observation and experimentation:

Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

True science does not start with an assumption and then work to find evidence to support the assumption. However, much of the work that is called science is currently focused on proving assumptions rather than determining the truth based on evidence. Preconceived assumptions view evidence with filters that block all conclusions except those that fit with the assumptions. We have entered an era when dedication to an assumption has blinded those involved to reality to such an extent that it is believed like a religion and those who do not agree with their view are labeled publically with derogatory names.

The assumptions that form the basis for false science starts with the origin of the earth. If you assume that the earth is very old then you look for evidence that supports a long time frame of gradual evolution from a spark of life to the wide diversity of plant and animal life we see today on earth. However, if you recognize that the earth has undergone cataclysmic events in times past that are not occurring now, and that everything from the smallest component of an atom to the extent of the galaxies had a designer, then you conclude that there is a God who created everything.

Many scientists assume there is no God and look for some other explanation for everything they observe. They believe that the dinosaurs were destroyed by a massive asteroid rather than a flood. They believe that since life evolved on earth that it must have evolved in other parts of the galaxy so they spend enormous sums to find such evidence. They believe that God has no part in protecting the human life He created so they believe that protecting human life is entirely up to the scientists.

Scientists agree that there was an ice-age on earth when much of North America was covered by glaciers. That ice has been receding for many centuries. A few years ago someone decided that global warming was being caused by human activity and now this concern has become a major issues for many governments. But it is interesting that Mars has also been experiencing global warming and obviously that warming is not caused by human activity.

There is much evidence that the earth and moon are young. Dinosaur remains have been found with pliable tissue and fine details that indicate some had feathers. It’s impossible to believe that this would have survived many millions of years. On the moon, one of NASA’s great concerns when sending humans was whether they would sink into dust that had accumulated in the millions of years since it had formed. They discovered that the layer of dust was only inches thick which would be in keeping with a recent creation.

The formation of a canyon at Mount St. Helens has all the appearances of the formations at Grand Canyon yet it is only a couple of decades old. Again, it is impossible to believe that the Colorado River carved out the Grand Canyon simply because it has been flowing for many years. It’s clear that there was an event that occurred that created the Grand Canyon that is no longer occurring.

Based on observations and experimentation, the scientists are without excuse for holding to the wrong assumptions. The Apostle Paul clearly understood the extent to which people would go to deny God:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in [t]their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them (Romans 1:18-32 NASB).