I’d gotten into the habit of thinking of today’s “science” as a disreputable jumble of Climbit Change, “gender” crapola, evolution, and getting lied to In The Name Of Science by leftids and globalists.
But this book by Eric Metaxas, Is Atheism Dead?, has truly surprised me.
I’ll be writing a review for Chalcedon, but here I’d very much like to say that going down the stretch, I was blown away by the number of real scientists out there who are NOT atheists: they believe in God, believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and find in their scientific inquiries abundant confirmation of their Christianity.
Why was I surprised by that? Years ago, I interviewed Dr. Mary Schweitzer, who was the first to discover intact soft tissue in dinosaur fossils. How could I have forgotten her? She’s a Christian, and until her findings were amply confirmed by others, the scientific establishment came down on her like a falling safe. They’d have given anything to convince her to recant. But she had the courage to hang on, and now dino soft tissue has been found in many fossils. Now it’s a fact.
But it was the bad guys in science, atheists like Carl Sagan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who got all the friendly press, all the fame, and TV series and specials on PBS. So there are very many scientists, in Metaxas’ book, who stand tall for the truth of the Bible and have not consented to be silenced. It’s a wonderful thing, just to know they’re out there… and that Sagan, Tyson, & Co. have not been able to seal the deal.
I’ll have to modify my low opinion of 21st-century science. Because, based on incomplete, politically tainted, bogus “information”… I was wrong!
P.S.–I also interviewed Dr. Bob Bakker, a Christian who, not too many years ago, did more than anyone to change the public perception of dinosaurs: in his time, one of the world’s leading paleontologists. He was too famous to be canceled.
6 comments on “Surprised by Science”
Metaxis has made some great points. He seems to have a very sincere faith.
I’ve looked into Catastrophic Plate Tectonics, which is a scientific explanation of how the Flood is thought to have actually occurred. The persons that developed this theory are scientists whom are also believers.
I was reading Mike Huckabee’s newsletter today and had to send you this article.
“Gender Neutral Language
Founders Memorial School, an elementary school in Vermont, is making the entire concept of biology class irrelevant by introducing “gender-neutral language.” The class in reproduction will no longer use terms like “male and female” or “boy and girl.” Instead, “male” and “boy” would be replaced with “a person who produces sperm,” while “female” and “girl” would be replaced with “a person who produces eggs.” And to quote Dave Barry, I am not making this up.
Not only is this ludicrous and dehumanizing, but I wonder if anyone’s pointed out to them that by doing this, they’re admitting the entire “trans” movement is a sham. A “trans woman” does not produce eggs, and a “trans man” does not produce sperm, so by their own definition, a “trans woman” is NOT a real woman, and a “trans man” is not a real man.
Sic ‘em, angry trans activists! “
This is such pure, unadulterated crap. “Education” has become worthless. I’d go so far as to say “harmful,” in that it promotes stupidity, delusion, and ignorance.
Mike’s comment is what made me think of you.
“Not only is this ludicrous and dehumanizing, but I wonder if anyone’s pointed out to them that by doing this, they’re admitting the entire “trans” movement is a sham. A “trans woman” does not produce eggs, and a “trans man” does not produce sperm, so by their own definition, a “trans woman” is NOT a real woman, and a “trans man” is not a real man.”
Eric Metaxis is a breath of fresh air in the social media world. He makes being intellectual cool.
Thanks for bringing this book to our attention. I will put it on my to read list.