One of the interesting this to me in the whole Creation/Evolution argument is the belief that somehow science is the answer to everything and is the expert on everything. Science, it seems, can tell you both if there’s a God and what happened throughout time, and it should never be questioned.
The strange thing is that this is exactly the opposite of what science is all about.
As any good high school student knows, the foundation of science rests on testable hypothesis. Science is trying to reproduce testable things. They make a prediction and then test to see whether their prediction comes true.
The problem with the supernatural is that outside it’s outside the realm of Science’s ability to test. God doesn’t like to be tested, and though He has occasionally done something to show His power, He’s not into doing something in a repeated fashion just to please scientists.
Now, scientists could stop right there and say that since God is Creator and Controller of all things, they need not explore the world or seek any other reason for how things happen. But God did give us the world to explore and to dominate.
The problem is when the scientist leaves the realm of how and enters the world of why.
You see, science cannot prove there is or is not a God, but seeks to explain things in rational, testable ways. When it tries to test the supernatural, or when it seeks to explain the historical it’s out of its realm.
Dating methods have been calibrated with known historical texts. Science has to continually refine theories to explain what is happening. When the meteorologist comes on the television to tell you that it will rain, snow or be sunny, we all know that they do a decent job, but they aren’t tremendously accurate unless it’s obvious.
So why do we trust these people that have a problem using tools to predict the future with exactly how things worked in the past? Why don’t we not go by what we wrote down about what happened last year, but use science to extrapolate what happened?
It doesn’t work that way. We need science to stay in its realm and let history and the supernatural stay in theirs.