When discussing the subjects of science and faith, we could all benefit from more humility and honesty — on both sides of the debate.
Scientists, for example, should be honest enough to acknowledge that they cannot test and prove a philosophy that the physical world is a self-contained system of impersonal natural laws without any outside involvement from a God or a Creator. Many scientists realize this but face significant social consequences if they acknowledge it.
Students should not be taught that this philosophy of the physical world is based on scientific research. When teachers suggest that the science of evolution leads to the this kind of philosophy of naturalism, they give students the misleading impression that science is proving matters beyond the discipline of science.
Church leaders also must exercise more caution when speaking on matters of science. I’ve heard plenty of religious leaders suggest that evolution is an enemy…
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