Why Science Cannot Prove Evolution, EVEN IF EVOLUTION WERE TRUE!
Sunday, March 21, 2010 7:04:37 AM
I am not saying that evolution happened. I am certain that it did not. But even if it did, science cannot prove it no matter how much evidence science accumulates.
The scientific method, which the tradition and culture of science requires scientists to follow in their work as scientists, does not ALLOW science to prove that evolution happened.
In order to rationally prove any matter of controversy or any question upon which people might disagree, you have to look at both sides without bias. That is basic. That is how it is in a court of law when someone is accused of a crime. The judge and jury hear both sides. You cannot prove something by only looking at one side.
The two sides in the evolution vs. creation controversy are, obviously, evolution and creation. To prove one or the other, you have to look at both propositions without bias. You have to consider the arguments and plausibility of both viewpoints, without prejudice.
Science cannot do that. The scientific method forbids it.
The scientific method, as it is practiced, does not allow the consideration of supernatural causes. Therefore scientists, in their work as scientists, are forced to restrict their explanations for evidence, whether it be fossil evidence, DNA evidence, or any other kind of physical evidence, to physical causes only. They are not allowed to consider supernatural causes, creation by God, or even intelligent design. Science is the study of the natural world, of physical processes. It does not consider the possibility of supernatural causes. It does not consider the possibility of God's creation or intervention in the universe.
This means that science is not equipped and is not willing to consider the possibility of creation by God even long enough to rule it out according to the evidence.
Let me put it another way. There may be two explanations for certain evidence, and to determine which one is the true one, you have to determine which of the two are consistent with the known evidence. Suppose the issue is, what caused the dinosaurs to become extinct. One scientist may look at the evidence and say, "volcano." Another scientist may look at the evidence and say, "astroid." Who is right? How do you find out? You can tell by seeing which explanation is consistent with all the known evidence. If neither is consistent with the evidence, then both explanations are wrong, and if both are consistent with the evidence, then you still do not know which one is right. But if one is consistent with the evidence and the other is not, the one that is consistent with the evidence is the one that is most likely right. Scientists have no trouble using this process to eliminate wrong explanations and to find right ones when it comes to controversies between two or more possible physical causes.
But when one of the two explanations is that God did this thing or that thing, the process breaks down. Science refuses to consider the possibility that God intervened to create the universe, or life, or the design of the species. Explanations involving God's creative work might be more consistent with the evidence than evolution, but science refuses to consider them.
This is the bias of science and of evolutionists that does not allow science to rationally prove whether evolution occurred or not. It is a bias evolutionists have adopted in support of their anti-religious faith, a faith that there is no God. Evolution is a faith in the sense that it is a chosen belief system not based on physical evidence.
And as I point out in my article, The Creation of Species, it is a faith evolutionists try to impose on public school children enrolled in tax-supported schools.
Evolutionists like to say that evolution is a "fact," but they have no right to say that if they cannot prove it, and they cannot prove it.
Evolution is not a fact. It is a faith. It is atheist's explanation for the existence of species that is consistent with the atheist's faith that there is no God.
And I believe that in most cases the reason atheists have adopted that faith is that they feel uncomfortable with the idea that there is a God who has the authority to tell them how to live their lives and will judge them for their behavior.
The proof of God's existence is overwhelming, as I point out in my website, The True Gospel and the Ezekiel Warning.