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Faith within Science
American Thinker, by Thomas P. Sheahen

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Posted By:Judy W., 12/15/2013 9:00:39 AM

For quite some time, science has been presented to the public in a distorted way. Reports of statements by scientists are often stated as absolutely certain truths, never mentioning any doubts or questions. Seldom do reporters inquire about how they became so certain, why they have such high confidence. That image simply isn´t true. A major disconnect exists between what really happens and reported science. Real science is always subject to revision, never "absolutely final." In everyday conversation, a person might say "I´m absolutely certain about that" but among responsible scientists, even the strongest affirmations always begin with "To the best

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This is a really interesting article by an MIT-educated physicist who now runs something called Institute for Theological Encounter with Science & Technology. I´ve never heard of him or his institute but I´ll bet we´ll hear from him again.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 12/15/2013 9:51:34 AM     (No. 9654656)

Thanks for posting, very interesting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheNewColdWar, 12/15/2013 10:06:45 AM     (No. 9654682)

Fascinating article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/15/2013 10:10:17 AM     (No. 9654688)

If I had another life - I´d become a physicist.

I like to think of science as man´s way of trying to figure out how God did it!



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Reply 4 - Posted by: TNVolunteer, 12/15/2013 10:26:12 AM     (No. 9654710)

I have a BS in Physics and studied both classical mechanics and Quantum. I found nothing in these studies that ever challenged my belief in God. No matter what we think we know about the creation of the universe, the order that is in the chaos is just remarkable and way beyond the understanding of humans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldborezero, 12/15/2013 10:32:59 AM     (No. 9654727)

#3 echoes my thoughts on God and science. The Bible tells us in John 8:32,"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free".

Science is not a destination where everything in our universe is deemed "settled science". Rather it is one path among many paths human beings travel to "know the truth". Seeking truth, honestly and with an open, questioning mind is the very definition of science. When human beings, following many diverse paths, find "absolute truth", we will be looking into the face of God.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/15/2013 11:00:58 AM     (No. 9654788)

I was watching a program on Science Channel about black holes with Michio Kaku. He was taking about what´s on the "other side" of a black hole.

From what I understand/recall: Michio Kaku dropped Eintein´s theory into both quantum physics and quantum mechanics formulas and both results were the same: Infinity. He said that that was impossible, that there´s no such thing as infinity - Einstein must be wrong.

There are YouTube videos - but there appears to be audio/video problems on a couple that I just tried.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/15/2013 11:20:46 AM     (No. 9654815)

Great article. Thanks for posting it, OP.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/15/2013 12:33:43 PM     (No. 9654891)

The universal "Tell" which unmasks the charlatan and the fraud is "Settled Science".

This is a bullies code for "I don´t want to talk about it and I refuse to listen to you talk about it.

Those who are open to the evidence (even changing evidence) must be willing to surrender their most prized opinions.

Throw in politics and government funding and you get a lot of nasty corruption.

See: ´Global Warming´

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/15/2013 4:21:16 PM     (No. 9655135)

The author mentions "particles," when in reality they behave as "wavicles," depending on how we look at them. Sometimes they behave like particles, sometimes like waves. (I had to take a significant amount of Quantum Mechanics in University.)

True science and Biblical Christianity are in total harmony. Evolution is not a true science. In fact, it has more in common with "Political Science" than with Mathematics or Physics.

Here´s a few questions to throw at a hard-core evolutionist to make his head explode:

1) If evolution is true, then what mysterious "force" is driving all organisms to precise function and higher species, but then knows when to stop? It must be a "force," correct? What does evolution call that "force?"

2) If evolution exists, then there would be examples of creatures which evolved in such manner that they died because their physiology couldn´t handle change. For example, a creature whose spine would break when it stood up for the first time because its vertebrae were under-developed for its mass/length. Why do we not find thousands of such fossils in the record which are "throw aways"?

3) Why are nearly all creatures evolving with a line of symmetry? What causes left-right or up-down symmetry when there is no real evolutionary purpose for it?

4) How does evolution explain programmed migratory behavior of birds and butterflies?
How does evolution explain any "instinctual behavior" at all?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba, 12/15/2013 7:06:26 PM     (No. 9655293)

Science report facts.
EX: we are here!
But there is no purpose explained, because the fact has no purpose.
Why ARE we here?
We have had the answer for thousands of years, and we are still trying to push it away. We would rather pleasure ourselves to death while demanding our "rights".



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