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Evolution &Ndash; Why Do Scientists Believe? A Bias Against The Supernatural

Most scientific journals are completely stripped of any hints that anyone anywhere ever believed in creation. The authors don’t hesitate to discuss opposing theories, no matter how ridiculous, as long as these don’t involve a supernatural being to be considered seriously.

Modern science seems so eager to ignore the foundation laid by the great Christian scientists, such as Kepler, Newton, Joule, Boyle, Kelvin, Faraday and Van Leeuwenhoek, who did not shy away from their faith and based their notion of scientific laws on their knowledge that indeed there is a Creator and Lawmaker.

High school and college textbooks follow the trend of the scientific journals. Francis Crick, winner of the Nobel Prize in biology for his work with the DNA molecule, once commented about British schools. He said: “Personally, I myself would go further, and think it is also regrettable that there is so much religious teaching,” 4 a view echoed by so many scientists in our time. One wonders, however, if the alternative suggested by these scientists is anything less than another religion. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), is not attempting to hide the objective: “I’ve become an evolution evangelist.”5

“Holding to evolution is unbelief, faith only in negation,” wrote T. Robert Ingram.6 He said that while materialistic evolution is often characterized as a religion, by looking deeper, one finds that it is more accurately an “unfaith.” And this “unfaith” can be so firmly planted, that nothing — not even the strongest evidence imaginable — would make them consider anything else. Says Geoffrey Simmons:

    “There are too many missing links, discovery disconnects, anatomical and functional complexities, and unexplained genetic changes, and too overwhelming a number of inexplicable and improbable coincidences, for evolution to be placed among proven scientific theories. An enormous, rapidly growing, tidal wave of missing links is closing in on Charles Darwin’s beach, yet some of the shoreline residents cannot hear the roar. Some may always be deaf.” 7

Footnotes
1 Why Scientists Accept Evolution (Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House, 1966), by Robert T. Clark and James D. Bales.
2 Evolution and Christian Faith (Nutley, NJ.: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1969), by Bolton Davidheiser.
3 The Design Revolution (IVP, 2004), by Dr. William Dembski.
4 Of Molecules and Man (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1966) by Francis H.C. Crick
5 More Magazine, August 2005.
6 Letter to Editor in Creation Research Society Quarterly (Vol 8. 1971) by T. Robert Ingram
7 Billions of Missing Links (Harvest House, 2007), by Geoffrey Simmons, M.D.

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