True science/creation science
So, what is true science? Although continuously challenged, true science is that which the vast majority of scientists believe to be true and is devoid of philosophical opinion. Most of science is completely verifiable and is scientific law while theories make logical sense to those who understand the scientific laws. Theories are not contrary to verifiable facts.
Science is about solving problems, not perpetuating them. Science is not just concocted from gut feeling and assumed factual- not since Aristotle at least. True science undergoes intense critical scrutiny from all who follow. Only after scientific theories survive scrutiny do they become acceptable science. To date, science has only scratched the surface of all that exists- of all that could be known.
In opposition to true science are those who subscribe to creation science; science distorted enough to fit one’s religious beliefs. Distorted science cannot be used to prove anything nor can it be used for the design of an airplane, television, satellite, ship, or anything useful for that matter.
Creation science books tend to cast maximum doubt on the technical subjects that they address. Their implication is that science is clearly in error since it is contrary to common religious beliefs and biblical interpretations. Yet, science is only as often contrary to religion, as religion is contrary to the Bible.
There are no new medical cures, or diagnostic techniques, found in creation science books. There are no new energy solutions in them either.
Creation science books do not solve the problems they address, but instead, they perpetuate them. Ultimately, they satisfy their religious readers that their antiquated religions are correct, and that their true enemy is science. They mostly only criticize what others do scientifically. Yet, this is not to say that their authors are not well intentioned. Criticism is often a good thing. Consider that this same critical analysis is best applied to one’s self, and to one’s own religion.
Surely scientists, “real scientists,” would change their beliefs if they were presented with substantial and credible evidence on a matter- wouldn’t they? Substantial and credible evidence is at the core of true science.
As one should expect, scientists are often jubilant about their discoveries. They have discovered a new piece of the body of truth. Yet, one should beware of philosophical views sometimes found in scientific writings and on “nature shows.” Whether perceived as good or bad, they are not science at all, but are opinion. One should be careful not to confuse the two.