If you are a real scientist I think your position is supposed to be that religion is fairy tale, God doesn’t exist, and that creationism is beyond fairy tale and has not purpose in our elementary education.
If God does exist, it is not the god of the bible… it is an uncaring, mean, almost purposeless god.
Not too long ago scientists had the world believe earth was flat.
Check out this headline from this week:
Once again, scientists are wrong.
If they can’t find a big whale on this planet for 2 million years (granted, I’m sure they weren’t actively looking for it), how can they explain a God that they can’t define?
I don’t think we can look to scientists to explain everything…
I agree with you. A lot of scientists don’t believe in it. But when we look the world now, it goes according to the Bible.
Seriously? _Scientists_ had the world believe earth was flat? Jason, are you yanking my chain? And you think scientists decreed the pigmy right whale was extinct, as opposed to just not having any specimen available in 150 years?
Pygmy right whale bones were identified in the late 19th century, allowing identification of the species, but no live specimens. Their closest taxonomic relatives are all extinct species, so that means that most species that were related to them and closer to other now-living known cetaceans all went extinct.
How does that say anything about the presence or absence of God(s)?
My point is that scientists often present things as fact and truth, but aren’t always right.
I didn’t make that clear… so here it is: I think scientists who declare as fact that there is no God, however they came to that conclusion, are perhaps just as wrong as others in science who have made factual claims that were wrong.
Well, scientists who claim that usually state it as having no evidence for the existence of God (or Gods) nor necessity for this existence in order to explain the universe. Semantics actually matter. Happily, science is a self-corrective process that requires changing one’s hypothesis when contrary evidence is encountered, so it was pretty easy to cope with the appearance of the pygmy right whale, if wondrous.
I’m sure appearance of, say, a genuine spaceship of extra-terrestrial origin, or solid evidence of telepathy, or any number of phenomena currently not supported by the available evidence would be equally received once verified. I have no reason to think this would not be the case for evidence of God.