Secular Scientists are Not the Baddies

By J.J. at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=671715

Many creationists are very suspicious of secular scientists and tend to think that they are out to wantonly lead people astray. The truth, however, is that “most” scientists haven’t really thought about the big picture. Yes, they believe in Darwinian evolution, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily have an agenda to proselytize the world.

The following article has been reblogged with permission froCreation Unfolding.

Most non-young earth scientists are not anti-creationists. They are simply studying data that is pertinent to their own field of research.

Most scientists do research in very specific areas—studying the appendages of a bug, doing experiments on the hydrogeological aspects of moving water, comparing the courtship behavior of different birds. When they write papers in journals, they simply discuss the data that is pertinent to their tiny little world of research. I’ve sifted through hundreds of such papers while doing my own research and I am convinced that none of them were trying to lead me astray.

That’s not to say that “some” are indeed playing the field. People like Eugenie Scott, Bill Nye, and Richard Dawkins are openly antagonistic to creationism and have an incredibly large platform from which to launch their attacks. Ideas emanating from this small minority are, therefore, able to infiltrate into every facet of our everyday lives.

This infiltration is, I think, misinterpreted by creationists as an assault from the “broader” scientific community. So yes, anti-creationistic propaganda is rife, but that doesn’t mean most scientists are out to knowingly deceive people. Most scientists are just normal people who love science and want to contribute to humanity’s love affair with knowledge for the purpose of furthering many aspects of human endeavor.

The views expressed in this article reflect those of the author.

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robert byers
robert byers
January 13, 2022 6:51 PM

Indeed its very very few scientists that study origin issues that touch on creationism and the bible. There is little money in it. they end up teaching
mostly. They disagree and oppose and oppress creationism depending on the person. . I presume the majority are good enough and only a minority are bad.
It should not matter as creationism is organized science in support of the bible and opposed to opponents of the bible. the evidence is with us.

Corinna Ross
Corinna Ross
January 14, 2022 8:56 AM

Most scientists are trustworthy and representing the world as they see it. They are seeking knowledge and trying to accurately represent it to others and very seldom does their area of research actually deal with any interpretation of controversial issues.

Adam
Adam
January 19, 2022 11:10 PM
Reply to  Corinna Ross

What creationists call “controversial” and what the rest of the world calls “controversial” are very, very different things.

Stephen F Went
Stephen F Went
January 17, 2022 9:21 AM

It’s a spiritual thing. People’s minds are in complete darkness unless the Holy Spirit moves on them. This is true whether or not they are opposed to Creationism.

Stephen Binks
Stephen Binks
June 7, 2022 6:27 PM

The Great Creator has built into us the desire to observe and inquire into the nature of His creation. I have no problem with the process of observation and analysis. The problem we face is that people know in their hearts that if they acknowledge the authorship of the Creator, then they must also acknowledge his authority over their lives and that there will be an accounting to come. This is too much for them to face. They would rather be deliberately blind and deaf as they stumble into the abyss. We are not meant to “Trust the science”… ONLY the Creator is worthy of trust!!!

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