“Reblogged” from THE NAKED TRUTH 2.
(Note- while I have not investigated every one of these men’s claims as to their science-faith position, it is an interesting conversation nonetheless. It has long been assumed that true scientists have no place for a God in heaven, yet the achievements of christian scientists have long gone unnoticed.) -john v.
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Many of the founders of modern science saw no conflict between their Christianity, the Bible and science. (continued here)
From time-to-time I post on the “controversy” between science and religion. I post to say there really isn’t a controversy. That’s why DOES THE BIBLE PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE? begins with this assertion.
Christian scholars largely agree on one thing. If a Biblical interpretation is not in accord with known facts, then that interpretation is wrong.
As thenakedtruth2‘s post shows, many scientists use to take the truth of the Bible for granted, and that has changed less than some think. Some time back I posted a commentary about a survey on CitizenLink, Survey: Most Scientists Don’t Believe Religion, Science Conflict (via CitizenLink). Contrary to popular belief, scientists don’t have a dismal view of religious belief.
How come so many scientists do not see a conflict between science and religion? That would depend upon the scientist. However, the Bible offers the first philosophical view of God and His Creation that made a scientific approach to studying the universe practical. Before the advent of Christ Jesus, most men perceived a world full of capricious gods and spirits. After Christianity began to spread, they understood there was only one God, and God is orderly and behaves logically.
Even so, it took centuries to change from that mindset that looked for mysterious, irreproducible answers in the form of spirits. Repeated generations had to be swayed and prodded by hearing the Word. Finally, multitudes had to read the Word. Nonetheless, even though it was a long time in coming, we know the Bible made it possible for Christians to progress rapidly in science. Then men began to worship their Creator by carefully studying His handiwork.
- Science and Religion Harmonized (Once and For All…) (steppingtoes.wordpress.com)
- We Need Two Kinds of Truth: Why I Don’t Want Science or Religion to Win (bigthink.com)
- No Faith in Science (slate.com)
- Is The Bible True? Is This The Right Question? (godislovechristianblog.wordpress.com)
- The False Compatibility Of Religion And Science (amitoben.com)
- Politics, Science, and Religion (thefloridaconservative.com)