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"I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

- Galileo Galilei,

"Do not be afraid to be free thinkers. If you think strongly enough, you will be forced by science to the belief in God."

- Lord Kelvin,

"Christianity was needed to give birth to modern science."

-R. Oppenheimer,
Nuclear Physicist

"Once more the Christian belief in the Creator allowed a break-through in thinking of nature."

-Stanley L. Jaki,
Physics Prof.,
Seton Hall U.

"Science was not the work of western secularists or even deists; it was entirely the work of devout believers in an active, conscious, creator God."

-Rodney Stark,
Sociology Prof,
Baylor U.

"The Bible and its literal interpretation have played a vital role in the development of Western science."

-Peter Harrison,
Sci/Religion Prof.,
Oxford U.

"Christians and a Christian worldview were crucial to the formation of the early sciences."

-Dan Graves,
Sci/History Author

"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

- James 1:5

What is "Meaningful Science?"

For science to be meaningful it has to be built upon the right foundation.

You need motivation to do science, and moral direction for applying technology to the real world. You also need to assume several basic things about reality and about yourself before you even use the scientific method. Christianity provides all of these things better than any other religious worldview, especially Atheism. In fact, science without God is meaningless.

     Science comes from the Latin scientia, meaning “to know.” Why believe that we can perceive and understand the order in nature, that we can “know” anything about nature at all? Why do we believe we can transcend nature enough to manipulate it in experiments? For the Atheistic Humanist, man is nothing more than a mere mechanical part of the great cosmic machine. Every thought and every act is every much as determined by the laws of physics and the great chain of cause and effect as the digestive system. But you must ask, if the human brain is nothing but three pounds of chemicals that arranged themselves by chance over billions of years, if absolutely everything in the universe can be ultimately explained in terms of inanimate matter in mindless motion, then how can we trust the very thoughts we are thinking and any conclusions we come to? Why believe that what we observe and what we believe have anything to do with the Truth? Not only this, but the concept of true freedom of the will, of true free thinking has no foundation in Atheism, and therefore must be accepted on blind faith. As the famous biologist, J.B.S. Haldane, put it,

“If my mental processes are determined 
wholly by the motions of atoms in my 
brain, I have no reason to suppose 
that my beliefs are true …and hence
I have no reason
for supposing my
brain to be composed of atoms.”

(Possible Worlds, p.209)

     On the other hand, in the Christian worldview, Man was created in the image of God and, therefore, we can trust our ability to reason and expect to discover Truth about nature. And similar arguments could be made for several other assumptions necessary for doing meaningful science, such as:

  1. We can rely upon our senses to observe nature.
  2. We have free will to choose which sensations and thoughts to pay attention to and which to ignore in an experiment.
  3. Nature is real; it's not just an illusion.
  4. Nature is orderly, so orderly that we can describe it using simple, elegant, mathematical formulas.
  5. The order we observe here and now can be applied to other times and places.
  6. We can't simply predict how nature is ordered, we must go out and see for ourselves.
     Should we believe in each one of the above assumptions as separately, ultimately true even though they are each different, unrelated, and totally independent of one another? Or should we believe in one assumption as the Ultimate Truth, that can explain all of the others in a way that relates them to each other perfectly and makes them each fit beautifully into one and the same story? In this sense, the time-honored maxim of science, “Ockham’s Razor,” supports the Christian worldview better than Atheistic Humanism. As Ockham's Razor says, All things being equal empirically, the simpler explanation is the better explanation.

     And how about the motivations for doing science? Every scientist knows well that without strong motivations for studying nature, the hard work of research would never get done. Throughout history there have been three major motivations for doing science:

  1. 1. Satisfying Curiosity
  2. 2. Developing Technology to Benefit Mankind
  3. 3. Bringing Glory to the Creator
     For example, which serves as a better inspiration of wonder and curiosity, Atheism or Christianity? In Atheism, one day in the relatively near future, all the knowledge and technology that we work so hard for will be lost and forgotten forever. In Christianity, what we do here and now can affect people who will go on to live forever. Our understanding and use of the creation can draw us nearer to the One and Only Creator of the Universe, which will pay off eternally. That's amazing!

     In summary, if you don't have a foundation that supports these basic assumptions and motivations for the scientific method, then your definition of science will be doomed to collapse in on itself. Let's face it, science without God is meaningless!

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