Thursday, June 17, 2010

Science is a threat to revealed truth

In a fascinating column from Joseph Farah of Worldnetdaily we find bone-deep irony.  At issue is a hypothesis put forward by a research group studying the chemical composition of comets that those comets may have brought the necessary ingredients for life to Earth.  The group examined, for example, the component of Argon, Xenon and Krypton in the atmosphere.  These elements do not decay or interact with other elements, so the amounts we see today are the same they have always been.  Yet the amounts on Earth do not match those of the Sun or meteorites.  They do, however, match the ratios believed to be found in comets, leading to the conclusion that comets have had a significant influence on the Earth.  Some of the elements brought allowed the emergence of life. 

Farah's reaction is one of indignation that anyone would even pursue such a line of questioning:

Knowledge apart from God is foolishness.
And that's exactly what pseudo-scientists trying to answer the mysteries of the universe apart from an understanding of God represent – foolishness. You cannot understand this Earth and His universe without knowing the Creator.
And denying the Creator, and being wise in your own eyes, leads only to destruction and death.
And Farah is clear that such research is evil:
And to proclaim, with such certitude, that life on Earth is simply the result of cosmic accidents, random-chance mutations and billions of years of death and destruction removes any hope for humanity beyond the grave. It denies the revelation of God. It removes any truth to the Judeo-Christian morality that makes human life on this planet tolerable. It kills purpose and meaning to that life. It actually justifies the unspeakable manmade tyranny and genocide of the 20th century.
The irony is that he is using the internet to deliver this message.  The result of centuries of scientific inquiry is being used to rail against scientific inquiry.  Farah is undoubtedly grateful that past researchers followed their own paths even if they lead away from orthodoxy.  But times, apparently, have changed.


  1. It always bugs me that Christians and other fundamentalists think that there would be no morality if it weren't for their religion. They really think the ten commandments were given to Moses on a mountaintop, and before that there was no knowlege of the difference between right and wrong.

  2. Hey, I have a blog, too. You can find it under Bus Stories and other Rantings. I write whatever is on my mind, though, kind of like a public diary. It's not intended to educate, necessarily, just to express myself!