The BBC informs us that The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is attempting to coerce the Church into advocating atheistic rationale by implementing fear. Here are some excerpts with commentary to follow:
“It’s time to recognise that science and religion should never be pitted against each other.
“They can and do co-exist in the context of most people’s lives. Just not in science classrooms, lest we confuse our children.”
“At a time when fewer US students are heading into science, baby boomer scientists are retiring in growing numbers and international students are returning home to work, America can ill afford the time and tax-payer dollars debating the facts of evolution,” he said
Is it me or does anyone see the incoherence of the AAAS? They are right in saying that religion and science should never be pitted against each other…and then they add the exception: “Just not in the classrooms…” Science depends on the existence of God. There can be no rational explanation of cause and effect relationships apart from God’s existence. Check out Nancy Pearcey and Charles Thaxton’s book, The Soul of Science. They give a reasoned defense of why science depends on religion.
Another point, could it be that people are not entering the scientific fields because it has become its own religion – turning over tables that coalesce with their world-view. If they truly desire to know the truth, why be afraid of a “non-scientific” hypothesis for the way the world works? It seems as though the irrationality of evolution is becoming more pronounced. It’s as if the AAAS et al. are clinging tighter and tighter to their dolly that society is telling them to give up.