The New God In Town
There’s a new God in town and he’s been throwing his weight around lately. Seems that he wants to have no other gods before us. The name of the new God… is science.
With apologies to my scientific friends, I have a bone to pick with science. It’s not that I don’t like science, I do. I even agree with some of their new theories. It’s a matter of perspective to be sure, but I can’t tell if I’m the problem or they are.
It all started for me recently when I saw a YouTube video of a speech given by Jerry Coyne. Now, Jerry Coyne is a biologist and he’s also an author, having written a book on evolution. I guess that since he’s now an author that this automatically makes him an expert on the subject. At least he seems to think so, inasmuch as he is quite dismissive towards many of his peers who believe in other paradigms.
What I reacted to in his video is that he kept using the word “proof” with respect to his research. Now, evidence is one thing, but proof is quite another. His chain of reasoning was that since there was proof, then his theory was a fact. Now, that’s truly amazing! A theory that’s a fact.
Unfortunately, science has progressed to the point where proof is hard to find. By that, I mean that science is suppose to be a process of observation. Since many new theories like a Multiverse are unobservable, science has been reduced to scribbling a bunch of formulas on a chalkboard. As a result, there can be no proof because there is no observation.
In the end, we are reduced to staring into the unknown, trying to define eternity. What makes us think that our finite minds can comprehend the infinite, anyway? Now, this kind of arrogance is a strange and beautiful thing. You display your incredible intelligence only to demonstrate how stupid you can truly be. I guess that’s why I have a bone to pick with science.
“Science has proof without any certainty….”