Does Believing in Evolution Make You a Better Scientist?

There have been stories of reputable scientists who have been fired or denied tenure because they do not hold to the theory of evolution. Was there anything wrong with their science? No. It’s that they did not believe in a molecules-to-man origin theory, a completely rational and scientific belief. See the book Slaughter of the Dissidents by Jerry Bergman.

Also see the 2008 documentary film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed directed by Nathan Frankowski and starring Ben Stein. “The film contends that the mainstream science establishment suppresses academics who believe they see evidence of intelligent design in nature and who criticize evidence supporting Darwinian evolution and the modern evolutionary synthesis as a ‘scientific conspiracy to keep God out of the nation’s laboratories and classrooms.’”

Why is it that the greatest scientists were theists? Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Robert Boyle (1627-1691), and Isaac Newton (1643-1727) come to mind. These three men based their scientific investigation of the world on the belief that a rational God was behind it all. Kepler, for example, “incorporated religious arguments and reasoning into his work, motivated by the religious conviction and belief that God had created the world according to an intelligible plan that is accessible through the natural light of reason.”

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This was true of nearly all scientists of the day.

Some atheists will say that before Darwin, most scientists were theists, and they would be right. French mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) is often mentioned as a rare exception. But even Laplace, often called the French Newton, was most likely not an atheist.

Today, however, evolutionists consider anybody who has not adopted evolutionary presuppositions should not be considered true scientists. They go so far to argue that only Darwinists can be true scientists. Believing in evolution is akin to believing in gravity or global warming.

Of course, this is absurd…

 

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