I’m not sure why there seems to be such a dichotomy between science and religion. When both are viewed in proper context it seems that they actually go hand in hand! Right after I posted this article (within minutes) I saw an image taken from a presentation by Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink at the Women in Apologetics Illuminate conference that actually sums up my article even better than what I wrote (so I will paste it here at the top with permission):
Next it was great to find a virtual kids science fair promoted by Women in Apologetics (again) and Reasons to Believe!
Looking for a fun, educational activity for your school-aged kids to do from home? How about a FREE, at-home science…
The science fair runs from September 13 through September 27, 2020, but the information and interesting science at home links are there for you beyond that! Just click on one of the science project links on the last page of their four page PDF to jump to a few of their suggested projects!
And science is not just kids stuff either. There are many great scientists who believed in God, such as Isaac Newton as well as Faraday, Boyle, Mandel, Copernicus and Pascal. It seems to me that science can often lead you to God or confirm what you already believe! You can find info about many great scientists like that from a variety of sources:
- 34 Great Scientists (famousscientists.org)
- 10 Famous Scientists (The Science Times)
- 23 Famous Scientists (Magis Center)
- 9 Groundbreaking Scientists (Relevant Magazine)
- 13 Famous Scientists (godandscience.org)
- 25 Famous Scientists (famousscientists.org)
But my favorite is a book that I have purchased multiple times (to give away) that compiles short essays from scientists in a wide variety of fields today, such as:
And so it puzzles me why some Christians have a hard time with science today, especially pertaining to the pandemic and especially wearing facemasks. PBS has a totally cool short video that explains the science behind them (and they have some very neat scientific gear too):
And it is also amazing (to me any way) how something so fundamental can be turned into a political issue, yet it has. Right leaning people tend to not want to wear masks (while in my mind they should be proponents of facemasks since they protect OTHERS and not the one wearing them … thus placing others ahead of yourself as Scriptures advise ). Even one of the most recognized names in scientific magazines spoke out about this (Scientific American). One of my favorite tech and science magazines (Wired) also published an article about how the editor of Science magazine also is speaking out about this issue! The New York Times also reports on how a top federal official and his science advisor refused to accept the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s science assessment of the pandemic.
And so I end where I began … wondering why there is such a dichotomy between science and religion.
UPDATE – links to articles:
=> The First Time in 175 Years that Scientific American Has Backed A President (Endorses Biden)
I personally wrote this and grant permission to copy or use any of this for your own articles or posts – Len Lindsay (God Is In Our Midst)