…. because your proof of your god is falsified by science. But that is not a problem that science has. It is a problem that you have. It is also not a problem that the Secular Public School System in the US has. Unless you make it so.
This explored in a recent iNewp piece:
As many biblical literalists maintain, evolution says there is no plan (or Planner) for life; it’s random, just one damned thing after another, everything passing and changing (except maybe things like sharks, horseshoe crabs and cockroaches). Nothing’s permanent, nothing is special, including us. They contrast this with the story saying God…
The origin of the God of the Gaps is the disproof of creationism one step at a time, as naturalist (no-religious) explanations are provided for this or that proof of the omnipotent being. So, not only does evolution defy Genesis, but it also defines modern fundamentalism, shaping the tenets of neoChristianity more so than internal discussions seem to. At least Young Earth Creationists stick to their guns.
So, here’s my question as I sit here at the lake contemplating the diversity of life forms congregating on the front porch: Which is more common, physical scientists who retain religious beliefs that may conflict with evolution (such as the origin of life) or life scientists who retain religious beliefs that may conflict with the physical sciences (such as the big bang theory)?
I think the former, and I’m not entirely sure why.