It is Bible-believing scientists who led in providing standards for verification in scientific research. The late Francis Bacon was a philosopher who is known for establishing the scientific method based on experimentation and inductive reasoning; Nicholas Copernicus, astronomer, who put forward the first mathematically-based system of the planets; William Kelvin was foremost among scientists who helped lay the foundations of modern physics. Max Planck made many contributions to physics, but is best known for quantum theory, which revolutionized our understanding of the atomic and sub-atomic realities.
Valid discoveries in the hard sciences require repeatable observation to verify that relationships are dependably consistent. To be complete in the search for tools helpful to man, science has two inseparable requirements. First, science involves search for knowledge about the content and character of things inertly physical—chemistry, electricity, physics, plant life and a host of things, including human biology. Even Darwinian researchers in the hard sciences must qualify the usefulness of tools for man by applying Bible standards for truth.
The second phase, if the intent of science is to be achieved it must be metaphysically useful. The product must be helpful when used by man. Failing in this regard, a former Iowa State University scientist who used taxpayers’ money to find an effective HIV medicine, was sentenced to prison in July of 2015. News reports suggested he misrepresented the content of the medicine as a tool for man’s health, and his treatment for HIV was not practical, safe or helpful to the life of man.
The values of biblical standards for morality, that validate reliable science, reflect the mind of Creation’s God. When the Bible mentions a scientific topic, it is scientifically accurate. Likewise, the Bible is mathematically accurate. The powers that prevail over the cosmos constitute the laws of nature’s life-enhancing character, Genesis 1:1 and 1:31. The Creator-based Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to the United States, reads “. . . to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them . . ..”
God-centered order is significant. Physicians in our medical clinics are rightly concerned about nitrates, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, electrolytes, on and on, which sustain man’s biology. A person’s mental state and bodily proportions of nitrates, iron, calcium, etc. affect one’s biological health. Albert Einstein, a self-taught scientist, used the term “theory of relativity.” The moon and the tides are connected together and respond accordingly. Relativity between things in the cosmos is not just a theory. Things physical, biological, moral and spiritual have a universal connection. And what is the most significant substance for automobiles? It is not steel; it is oil. Oil reflects the morality for human activity that protects man from self-destruction. When automobile engines are denied oil, they go to their grave prematurely.
Quality life, justice, human equality and the work ethic are related to and are reflected in the quality of hard science findings. Life is clearly supported and protected by the harmony and supernatural connectability of things physical, biological and moral. How can we then leave out God in our public schools? God-centered order is more than significant. God-centered order is central and foundational.
~ D. Norris