I know some people might frown upon the title just to begin but if you did frown, I suggest you try a face-palm too, because you might be doing that anyway by the time this post ends.
Most of the highly conservative Christian sect has so far taken science out of their lives that a mere mention of the word brings people to look at you like you went crazy or something. The idea that science can be right is frowned upon and heavily debated among many YEC groups. To be fair though those people are not against science, they are against it only when the validity of their exegesis is in question. Evolution, ID, creationism, multiverse and all that.
I have seldom taken issue with how people believe about science and what it does, it is not in my rights to admonish someone as to what they should believe, I however would like to say what I think is pretty awesome about it.
When I look up to the heavens, all is see is glory, majesty and grace. Science has its share of blunders but then who hasn’t. I believe, except Christ, no one fits the bill. As a group, no one is exempt from the error of human nature. And yet, I believe the scientific community, is truly a God-gifted community.
If I am allowed to be melodramatic for a moment, I’d say they are a gift of God to us. Men like, Newton, Galileo, Einstein and a host of other names, who contributed so much to the field, spent all their lives understanding our universe, the world and making sense of it. It is because of the genius of these people that we have a world which is so much better than it was 400 years ago.
We owe these gentlemen and ladies, a great deal, for without them mankind would have not been what we are today. From medicine to space travel, we have broken barriers that no other living species has ever achieved. Just imagine what world we would have had lived in, had it not been for these people who committed their lives to unravel the mysteries which surround us.
There are people who believe that the Bible alone is the word of God, and if I can make a simile here, I believe that the entire cosmos is the unspoken, unwritten word of God and it is to the faithfulness and hard work of these people, these very few people, that we have had the pleasure of understanding the mysteries of our universe. Long gone are the days when to know simple facts men had to spend a lifetime studying and researching, what even children can Google up today.
Let us appreciate the fact and give our dues where they are deserved, for me at least, I think these people deserve our respect and honor. I thank God for these wonderful men and women, for making a lot of things easier to understand. If creation is indeed God-made, then the men of science are no less than prophets; for they have made the word of God truly understandable. It is something I deeply cherish.
If you think I have utterly lost it, then go on with that face-palm we talked about earlier. As for me, every once in a while, I sit down to pray and when I do, I thank God for Charles Darwin.