Sunday, November 9, 2008

Is Evolution science or religion

Science is the human effort to understand,the history of the natural world and how the natural world works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding. It is done through observation of natural phenomena, and/or through experimentation that tries to simulate natural processes under controlled conditions. Consider some examples. An ecologist observing the territorial behaviors of bluebirds and a geologist examining the distribution of fossils in an outcrop are both scientists making observations in order to find patterns in natural phenomena. An astrophysicist is photographing distant galaxies and a climatologist sifting data from weather balloons. The examples above are observational science, but there is also experimental science. A chemist observing the rates of one chemical reaction at a variety of temperatures and a nuclear physicist recording the results of bombardment of a particular kind of matter with neutrons are both scientists performing experiments to see what consistent patterns emerge. A biologist observing the reaction of a particular tissue to various stimulants is likewise experimenting to find patterns of behavior. These folks usually do their work in labs and wear impressive white lab coats, which seems to mean they make more money too.
The critical commonality is that all these people are making and recording observations of nature, or of simulations of nature, in order to learn more about how nature, in the broadest sense, works. One of their main goals is to show that old ideas (the ideas of scientists a century ago or perhaps just a year ago) are wrong and that, instead, new ideas may better explain nature.

Is evolution a science or a religion? If science is truly a humans effort to understand the natural world and through experimentation and and to repeat it in controlled conditions and taking mesurements, how can Evolution be a science?

First of all, Evoution can not nor has ever been measured. There is no place in which to start or finish to be able to get that measurement. At no time has evolution ever been observed through natural phenomenon or experimentation in either controlled or non-controlled environments.

Second, why would someone inject lies, scientific theories that were proven wrong years ago, into our childrens textbooks and teach it as truth? Could it be to make them believe something other than what is true? Why would someone do this?

The answer is simple,the world wants to remove God from existence. If we were to truly believe that we were created by God, that would mean we were created. If we were created then there would have to be a designer. If there were a designer that would mean that God is, in fact, real. With God being real, that destroys so many scientific theories. His word would then be true, and there would be an acceptance of Biblical law in addition to natual law, which apparently we are trying to re-write the book on as well, there would be an outline between "right and wrong" and "moral relativism" would then be wrong.

You see, biblical law, natural law and civil work together by design. Every biblical(moral) law is either supported by natural law, civil law or both. For example, Abortion is murder according to biblical law and civil law and against natural law because it prohibits the propagation of our species. Another example is homosexuality. Homosexuality is against natural law because we are designed to propagate, to reproduce. It is against biblical law because God called it an
"abomination." (Lev. 18:22) "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination"(Lev 20:13) "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Lev 20:13) and many others. What people may or may not realize is that homosexuality has been illegal in every state in our country so it violates civil law.It is not hard to see why.

Science leaves people with a choice. One option is to accept, perhaps with some skepticism, the scientific (and only theoretical) understanding of the natural world, which is derived from all the observations and measurements . The other option is to accept traditional understandings of the natural world developed years or centuries ago by people who have lived before us which would allow us to accept and believe almost anything without respect to whether it has any negative consequences.

The study of Science is not become angry. It is what it is. It is a measurable way to try to understand the natural world and how it works with physical evidence. It should never have been used to derail society from the truth nor have the ability to anger people.

Religion is a belief that cannot be measured or calculated. There is no way to observe it, nor experiment with it, or try to simulate it's natural process in a controlled environment.

Is evolution a science or religion?
Science is the measurement, religion is a belief. What do you believe?

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