Religion and Faith in Science- Part 2
This is Part Two of my series on Religion and Faith in Science. In Part One, I pointed out the hostility secular science has towards creation science, and I made the case for secular science being a religion in its own right. And in this post I’ll expand on that concept.
When I refer to ‘secular science’, I’m referring to any scientist who adheres strictly to naturalistic explanations in order to arrive at a scientific conclusion, while rejecting all religious claims- particularly (but not exclusively) when it comes to origins. Another term I may use is ‘mainstream science’, in which all the most popular explanations are accepted (ie. evolution, Big Bang) and consensus rules. Others have referred to this kind of science as a ‘modern academic paradigm’ (1). Regardless of how we describe it, this kind of science amounts to religious belief because nothing in science demands a strict…
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