By Luther Conigliarro
Lets suppose you owned a exotic jewelry store and for years you had the publics trust through cultivated relationships, Trust and fine craftsmanship. Now let's say another knock off jewelry store moves in next door to yours. They have copied everything you sell in yours, but everything in their store is fake imitation. To make matters worse for you the man who owns the knock off jewelry store is telling everyone in town that you have been ripping people off for years and they should quit doing business with you. Now to make matters worse in this analogy, months have gone by and now this man owns 10 stores and there are bill boards all over the city, and the news media is covering his store and helping to spread the deception that your authentic jewelry is somehow the inferior one.
Well this is like what's been happening in colleges around the world for the last 80 years+ Many people have been working hard to get us to believe a marketing slogan and that slogan is..
"To question science is tantamount to rejecting truth all-together!"
But wait a minute. Aren't there hundreds of scientific fields of inquiry? I mean take the word "Inquiry" its defined as.. "To investigate" To examine" "to dig" to find out"
Find out what? Ah yes, if a theory passes tests. Find out if it is true! Now certainly in many scientific fields questioning is good. But not all. Take The hot Evolution debate: If you question evolution today watch the powers that be come after you with fury! If you don't believe me ask Dr. Behe and see if he agrees with me. Or try to go into a "civil chat room" where evolutionist are. And see how they treat you for challenging the belief. Which begs the question; Why would "Inquring" or questioning the trust worthiness of a hypothesis be equal to rejecting science?
There are problems with Darwinism. Many problems. For one the heavily contested fossil record.
In Darwin's day, it was easy to claim that the fossils were there but had not been discovered. Problem is, we now have hundreds of thousands of well-catalogued fossils, from all continents and geologic eras, and we still haven't found these intermediate forms. As Denton puts it..
"Despite the tremendous increase in geological activity in every corner of the globe and despite the discovery of many strange and hitherto unknown forms, the infinitude of connecting links has still not been discovered and the fossil record is about as discontinuous as it was when Darwin was writing the Origin."
Scientist that argue for Darwinism will say things like.., "Close enough to be fact" but the fact is in the words of Dr. David Berlinski "Darwinian evolution: We aren't even close, to being close to calling this a theory" Dr. Belinski is correct because scientifically speaking before one can have a tested theory that passes muster it must first pass being a hypothesis.
But just like the analogy above the pubic has bought right into the Marketing slogan! A 80+ year PR campaign designed to capture the hearts and minds of the world. I would venture to say if one was to go up to 100 students on any university campus ask, "Do you believe that science can answer all things?" 90% or more would say "yes"!
Now Don't think for a minute that I hate science. Science is an amazing tool for discovery.
I also don't for a second agree that science is inferior to religion. I believe the two are compatible. And friends of each other. Religion is a friend of science. And vice versa. It has always been a false dichotomy to pin one over the other.
It's absurd to think about how a select few have gone around Universities for decades, and acted as if they are the guardians of Truth. I think it's time for a new slogan. And that is, "Science doesn't say anything, but scientists do. Therefore, it's time to examine all scientific theories and claims!"