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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why can't Christians accept science?

Not just evolution, but other things as well, like reports on human sexual behaviour that clearly make the Bible outdated, considering it was written at a time when modern science didn't exist. I just can't grasp how they can brush aside scientific facts which explain our world consistently. And don't give me that crap about science always changing when it is wrong-that is what science is about; adapting to new information.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    WE DO! Here is a list of Scientists. NOT ONE is as smart as YOU!

    Scientists that believe in Creation.

    Most of these individuals have a doctorate in a science related field.

    Dr. Paul Ackerman, Psychologist

    Dr. E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics

    Dr. James Allan, Geneticist

    Dr. Steve Austin, Geologist

    Dr. S.E. Aw, Biochemist

    Dr. Thomas Barnes, Physicist

    Dr. Geoff Barnard, Immunologist

    Dr. Don Batten, Plant physiologist, tropical fruit expert

    Dr. John Baumgardner, Electrical Engineering, Space Physicist, Geophysicist, expert in supercomputer modeling of plate tectonics

    Dr. Jerry Bergman, Psychologist

    Dr. Kimberly Berrine, Microbiology & Immunology

    Prof. Vladimir Betina, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biology

    Dr. Raymond G. Bohlin, Biologist

    Dr. Andrew Bosanquet, Biology, Microbiology

    Edward A. Boudreaux, Theoretical Chemistry

    Dr. David R. Boylan, Chemical Engineer

    Prof. Linn E. Carothers, Associate Professor of Statistics

    Dr. David Catchpoole, Plant Physiologist (read his testimony)

    Prof. Sung-Do Cha, Physics

    Dr. Eugene F. Chaffin, Professor of Physics

    Dr. Choong-Kuk Chang, Genetic Engineering

    Prof. Jeun-Sik Chang, Aeronautical Engineering

    Dr. Donald Chittick, Physical Chemist (interview)

    Prof. Chung-Il Cho, Biology Education

    Dr. John M. Cimbala, Mechanical Engineering

    Dr. Harold Coffin, Palaeontologist

    Dr. Bob Compton, DVM

    Dr. Ken Cumming, Biologist

    Dr. Jack W. Cuozzo, Dentist

    Dr. William M. Curtis III, Th.D., Th.M., M.S., Aeronautics & Nuclear Physics

    Dr. Malcolm Cutchins, Aerospace Engineering

    Dr. Lionel Dahmer, Analytical Chemist

    Dr. Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., Pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging

    Dr. Chris Darnbrough, Biochemist

    Dr. Nancy M. Darrall, Botany

    Dr. Bryan Dawson, Mathematics

    Dr. Douglas Dean, Biological Chemistry

    Prof. Stephen W. Deckard, Assistant Professor of Education

    Dr. David A. DeWitt, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience

    Dr. Don DeYoung, Astronomy, atmospheric physics, M.Div

    Dr. David Down, Field Archaeologist

    Dr. Geoff Downes, Creationist Plant Physiologist

    Dr. Ted Driggers, Operations research

    Robert H. Eckel, Medical Research

    Dr. André Eggen, Geneticist

    Dr. Dudley Eirich, Molecular Biologist

    Prof. Dennis L. Englin, Professor of Geophysics

    Prof. Danny Faulkner, Astronomy

    Prof. Carl B. Fliermans, Professor of Biology

    Prof. Dwain L. Ford, Organic Chemistry

    Prof. Robert H. Franks, Associate Professor of Biology

    Dr. Alan Galbraith, Watershed Science

    Dr. Paul Giem, Medical Research

    Dr. Maciej Giertych, Geneticist

    Dr. Duane Gish, Biochemist

    Dr. Werner Gitt, Information Scientist

    Dr. Warwick Glover, General Surgeon

    Dr. D.B. Gower, Biochemistry

    Dr. Dianne Grocott, Psychiatrist

    Dr. Stephen Grocott, Industrial Chemist

    Dr. Donald Hamann, Food Scientist

    Dr. Barry Harker, Philosopher

    Dr. Charles W. Harrison, Applied Physicist, Electromagnetics

    Dr. John Hartnett, Physicist and Cosmologist

    Dr. Mark Harwood, Satellite Communications

    Dr. George Hawke, Environmental Scientist

    Dr. Margaret Helder, Science Editor, Botanist

    Dr. Harold R. Henry, Engineer

    Dr. Jonathan Henry, Astronomy

    Dr. Joseph Henson, Entomologist

    Dr. Robert A. Herrmann, Professor of Mathematics, US Naval Academy

    Dr. Andrew Hodge, Head of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Service

    Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacologist

    Dr. Ed Holroyd, III, Atmospheric Science

    Dr. Bob Hosken, Biochemistry

    Dr. George F. Howe, Botany

    Dr. Neil Huber, Physical Anthropologist

    Dr. Russell Humphreys, Physicist

    Dr. James A. Huggins, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology

    Evan Jamieson, Hydrometallurgy

    George T. Javor, Biochemistry

    Dr. Pierre Jerlström, Creationist Molecular Biologist

    Dr. Arthur Jones, Biology

    Dr. Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Raymond Jones, Agricultural Scientist

    Prof. Leonid Korochkin, Molecular Biology

    Dr. Valery Karpounin, Mathematical Sciences, Logics, Formal Logics

    Dr. Dean Kenyon, Biologist

    Prof. Gi-Tai Kim, Biology

    Prof. Harriet Kim, Biochemistry

    Prof. Jong-Bai Kim, Biochemistry

    Prof. Jung-Han Kim, Biochemistry

    Prof. Jung-Wook Kim, Environmental Science

    Prof. Kyoung-Rai Kim, Analytical Chemistry

    Prof. Kyoung-Tai Kim, Genetic Engineering

    Prof. Young-Gil Kim, Materials Science

    Prof. Young In Kim, Engineering

    Dr. John W. Klotz, Biologist

    Dr. Vladimir F. Kondalenko, Cytology/Cell Pathology

    Dr. Leonid Korochkin, M.D., Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology

    Dr. John K.G. Kramer, Biochemistry

    Prof. Jin-Hyouk Kwon, Physics

    Prof. Myung-Sang Kwon, Immunology

    Dr. John Leslie, Biochemist

    Prof. Lane P. Lester, Biologist, Genetics

    Dr. Jason Lisle, Astrophysicist

    Dr. Alan Love, Chemist

    Dr. Ian Macreadie, molecular biologist and microbiologist:

    Dr. John Marcus, Molecular Biologist

    Dr. George Marshall, Eye Disease Researcher

    Dr. Ralph Matthews, Radiation Chemist

    Dr. John McEwan, Chemist

    Prof. Andy McIntosh, Combustion theory, aerodynamics

    Dr. David Menton, Anatomist

    Dr. Angela Meyer, Creationist Plant Physiologist

    Dr. John Meyer, Physiologist

    Dr. Albert Mills, Animal Embryologist/Reproductive Physiologist

    Colin W. Mitchell, Geography

    Dr. John N. Moore, Science Educator

    Dr. John W. Moreland, Mechanical engineer and Dentist

    Dr. Arlton C. Murray, Paleontologist

    Dr. John D. Morris, Geologist

    Dr. Len Morris, Physiologist

    Dr. Graeme Mortimer, Geologist

    Stanley A. Mumma, Architectural Engineering

    Prof. Hee-Choon No, Nuclear Engineering

    Dr. Eric Norman, Biomedical researcher

    Dr. David Oderberg, Philosopher

    Prof. John Oller, Linguistics

    Prof. Chris D. Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biology

    Dr. John Osgood, Medical Practitioner

    Dr. Charles Pallaghy, Botanist

    Dr. Gary E. Parker, Biologist, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)

    Dr. David Pennington, Plastic Surgeon

    Prof. Richard Porter

    Dr. Georgia Purdom, Molecular Genetics

    Dr. John Rankin, Cosmologist

    Dr. A.S. Reece, M.D.

    Prof. J. Rendle-Short, Pediatrics

    Dr. Jung-Goo Roe, Biology

    Dr. David Rosevear, Chemist

    Dr. Ariel A. Roth, Biology

    Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati, Physical chemist / spectroscopist

    Dr. Joachim Scheven Palaeontologist:

    Dr. Ian Scott, Educator

    Dr. Saami Shaibani, Forensic physicist

    Dr. Young-Gi Shim, Chemistry

    Prof. Hyun-Kil Shin, Food Science

    Dr. Mikhail Shulgin, Physics

    Dr. Emil Silvestru, Geologist/karstologist

    Dr. Roger Simpson, Engineer

    Dr. Harold Slusher, Geophysicist

    Dr. E. Norbert Smith, Zoologist

    Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist

    Prof. Man-Suk Song, Computer Science

    Dr. Timothy G. Standish, Biology

    Prof. James Stark, Assistant Professor of Science Education

    Prof. Brian Stone, Engineer

    Dr. Esther Su, Biochemistry

    Dr. Charles Taylor, Linguistics

    Dr. Stephen Taylor, Electrical Engineering

    Dr. Ker C. Thomson, Geophysics

    Dr. Michael Todhunter, Forest Genetics

    Dr. Lyudmila Tonkonog, Chemistry/Biochemistry

    Dr. Royal Truman, Organic Chemist:

    Dr. Larry Vardiman, Atmospheric Science

    Prof. Walter Veith, Zoologist

    Dr. Joachim Vetter, Biologist

    Dr. Tas Walker, Mechanical Engineer and Geologist

    Dr. Jeremy Walter, Mechanical Engineer

    Dr. Keith Wanser, Physicist

    Dr. Noel Weeks, Ancient Historian (also has B.Sc. in Zoology)

    Dr. A.J. Monty White, Chemistry/Gas Kinetics

    Dr. John Whitmore, Geologist/Paleontologist

    Dr. Carl Wieland, Medical doctor

    Dr. Lara Wieland, Medical doctor

    Dr. Clifford Wilson, Psycholinguist and archaeologist

    Dr. Kurt Wise, Palaeontologist

    Dr. Bryant Wood, Creationist Archaeologist

    Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang, Physics

    Dr. Thomas (Tong Y.) Yi, Ph.D., Creationist Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

    Dr. Ick-Dong Yoo, Genetics

    Dr. Sung-Hee Yoon, Biology

    Dr. Patrick Young, Chemist and Materials Scientist

    Prof. Keun Bae Yu, Geography

    Dr. Henry Zuill, Biology

  • 1 decade ago

    Christians are not completely against science. Science is a process of explaining things we can't yet explains. We Christrians believe that there is one truth, God's Word, the Bible. That there are some things that can only be taken with faith because there is a higher power that is incomprehensible to us. In this world there are undoubtable scientific facts. Things that point to the truth and are unchangable. The truth however, relies on the interpreter (the truth is in the eye of the beholder). The evidence says the same thing but how we view it depends on our core beliefs or "what type of glasses we are looking through." If you believe that God's world is the truth then you will come up with the belief that the world is only a few thousand years old and that the evidence justifies that. If you believe that evolution is true and that we got here over a process of millions of years than you see the evidence as proving that true. For example say humanity is almost wiped out and all records of history have been destroyed. Two people come across MT. Rushmore, one being of the same mentallity of Christians and one of Scientests. The Christian would say that evidently someone years ago created the carvings. The scientest would say that millions of years of wind and rains by coincidence eroded into humanlike forms. I suggest you take a look at www.answersingenesis.com. It is a profound study on how the evidence about our orign point to the truth.

  • 1 decade ago

    actually I see it the other way around. science as it adpats to the quote unquote new information is slowly proving the Bible right. Take for instance Hell. People have said that hell can not be as it's described in the Bible because if it's as hot as it says heat has to have an energy source which would create light so that means that Hell can't also be dark. Strange to see how science has found new information that there is a hot hotter than white hot it's black hot. Identified because of the sun spots which were originally thought to be cooler than the rest of the sun but is now know to be hotter spots.

    Second example archologists have discovered an ancient city with some unique qualities about it. The walls surrounding the city were deeper than the buildings that were in the city and the walls did not crumble as the buildings did. Hmmm I feel a chorus of "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jerico" coming on.

  • 1 decade ago

    Science is based upon one set of beliefs.

    Religion is based upon a different set of beliefs.

    The issue is not whether or not Christians accept science. The issue is about the underlying premises of the theories that science has. If the underlying premises of a theory are congruent with the Christian belief system, the theory will be accepted by Christians. If the underlying premises of a theory are not congruent with the Christian belief system, the theory will not be accepted by Christians.

    * How they can brush aside scientific facts which explain our world consistently.

    Try this:

    None of the data in the Bible about how the universe works, has been contradicted by Science. The Bible has a theory about how things works, which usually is both consistent, and simpler than the dominant scientific theory.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm a Christian, and I love science! All scientific data (that I've so far learned) makes sense to me, and I don't find any of it contradictory to the Bible. What I do find is that two people can look at the same data and come up with two totally different conclusions. That's all. Science, Christians, and the Bible can all easily coexist.

    BTW, did you know that the Old Testament is chock-full of "laws" that God laid out for His people before they had modern scientific knowledge, but it is all beneficial in a modern scientific way? For example, God commanded people not to eat pigs. As it turns out, pork (especially the "free range" kind that are fed slops, etc.) aren't particularly healthy for our human bodies because they eat too much for their stomach acids to digest properly. However, the Jews just obeyed for righteousness' sake. It's interesting to me that healthful, scientific laws were written by Someone with scientific knowledge before scientific knowledge was widely acquired. If it wasn't God, then who exactly wrote and why exactly was it written that the Jews were required not to eat pork? I mean, if an unscientific, unreligious person tasted bacon or ham, there is no way they would make a law forbidding it. It tastes too good. But, a loving, caring God provided His people with a book of laws to help them take care of their bodies (think of it as an Owners' Manual for a Ford F-150 or something like that, which recommends oil changes and when to re-lube, etc.).

    And pork is but one small example.

  • bleme
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    1 decade ago

    Christians do believe in science. They believe that God created the universe and designed it to work following the laws that He put in place.

    If you are interested, I suggest reading a book titled 'A Case For Christ', written by an atheist/lawyer/journalist who set out to prove that the Bible was fiction to his Christian wife and inadvertently proved it (or at least the Gospels) to be true, factual, and historically accurate - using science and logic.

    What I find interesting is the number of atheists who pick and choose what science they want to believe because it supports their preconceptions. Take evolution, since it has been already mentioned. Evolutionist theories have always been proven to be frauds. Many, disproven more than 50 years ago, still appear in college textbooks.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, maybe I think women having babies is outdated, do you want that changed? Sound morals and values are outdated and look what is happening in the world.Sex slavery,children being sold for a little dope,ppl losing their homes and families- is this what we should adapt to in place of Christianity?Why can't some scientists accept God? Scientists are adapting to new info with their minds that God gave them and also the ability to process the changing world and all of it's info. How can you brush aside the Bible's info and not adapt to it??

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    telemarklover,

    I'm a Christian that doesn't like to stop thinking. Much of the so-called science today is actually politically motivated. I must say that much of it is spiritually motivated- in a bad way.

    When I look at Global Warming for instance, you can see clearly that 'scientists' have seen it before.

    Here's one example:

    Global Warming Caused Mass Extinctions 247 Million Years Ago

    Tuesday , April 04, 2006

    CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — John Roth shined his flashlight on a black streak flowing through the cream-colored marble forming the walls of the Oregon Caves.

    The graphite line is graphic evidence of dramatic global warming that consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument.

    "It was the biggest extinction by far of all time," he said. "Geologists and paleontologists all agree on that. ... The extinction that killed the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago, that wasn't anything compared to this."

    Yet, like the huge meteor striking the Gulf of Mexico that many scientists believe wiped out the dinosaurs, the global warming at the end of the Permian period resulted in deadly amounts of carbon dioxide that killed most land animals, he said.

    Scientists aren't certain what caused the episode some 247 million years ago. They estimate that temperatures ranged in the low 100s year-round for thousands of years, he said.

    "Its kind of scary that we don't know for sure what caused the worst catastrophe of life on this planet," he said.

    The graphite lines, whose significance was recently recognized, are not unique to the caves, which were formed perhaps half a million years ago, he said.

    Roth is a geologist by training and a former science teacher who has worked as a natural resource specialist at the monument for 17 years.

    He said the new evidence suggests that "we had a runaway hothouse effect because of the excess carbon dioxide. There was so much carbon dioxide introduced into the atmosphere, mostly from methane from the oceans."

    That carbon dioxide build-up alone would have killed off most oxygen-breathing species, he said.

    With the annual caves tour season under way, this latest discovery will give guides yet another scientific topic to discuss with visitors.

    Another is the fact a jaguar fossil found in the caves in 1995 was recently dated by a Canadian expert to be 32,800 years old, making it one of the oldest known jaguar fossils found in North America, Roth said.

    Grizzly fossils thousands of years old were found in 1997 by a team mapping the far interior of the caves. Half a dozen previously undescribed species of insects, including a relic from the last Ice Age, also have been found there.

    www.foxnews.com/printer_f...54,00.html

    AHHHHHHAAA!

    It happened before industrialization. Before the USA. Before capitalism. Before George Bush. Before the NRA. Before the invention of the SUV.

    SEE?! There was nothing we could do about it then, and there's nothing we could do about it now. We are along for the ride and there is no amount of taxation that can solve it! Nada, nothing!

    This kind of news makes me so happy that I cry. . . . . got a hanky?

  • 1 decade ago

    All religious preachers just pump their one theory (God exists) down our throats.

    When the science community makes a discovery or modifies a theory they publish a paper for all to view, speculate on, and debate. Invariably such discoveries open up our simplistic minds and expand our horizons. Examples would be the works of Einstein and Hawking, to name a very small sample.

    So why do preachers have to continually pump their one theory (God exists) down our throats. Why do they stand on street corners and hand out leaflets, yell at passers by, gather huge crowds and push unsuspecting victims over in the belief they will be cured of whatever mental or physical ailment invades them, if they just believe in the theory of God.

    Why can’t the believers of religious theory just behave in a decent manner, in much the same way as the scientific community does. The answer to all of these questions is simple. They know their theory of God is wrong, and saturation mental and verbal bombardment is the only way they can convince people, and they do it directly or indirectly for money.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    God's Word is unchanging. That is reassuring, considering the scientists will tell you one day that eating this or taking that will relieve you of some ailment, and the next day, that is the poison that caused the problem in the first place. God's Word is unfailing. He never said His road would be easy, but He provided a way that would ease the load - His Son, Jesus, who is the answer to all the questions that scientists seek. God's Word is infalliable. It has been dissected and tried and still remains untouched by man and the futile attempts to challenge it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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    Listen to the testimony of Dr. Maurice bucaille who wrote the book, "Quran and bible in the light of science."

    http://www.islamicinvitationcentre.com/audio/Mauri...

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    Look for the video "Qur'an And Bible In The Light Of Science Vs Campbell"... a debate between Dr. Zakir Naik and Dr. William Campbell......very interesting debate!!

    http://www.aswatalislam.net/DisplayFilesP.aspx?Tit...

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    Watch Non-muslim scientists’ (across the world ) comments on the scientific miracles in the Quran

    http://islamyesterday.com/science/

    http://www.islampedia.com/ijaz/Html/Scientist_All/...

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    TRUTH STANDS OUT CLEAR FROM ERROR

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