When the Bible mentions a scientific topic, it is scientifically accurate. Likewise, the Bible is mathematically accurate. It is Bible-believing scientists who led in providing standards for truth verification in research science. 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 subatomic realities.
Discovery in the hard sciences requires repeatable observation to verify reality and relationships that 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 Darwinians working as researchers in the hard sciences—physical, biological, etc. must submit to Bible standards for truth! The second phase, if the intent of science is to be achieved, the product must be metaphysically useful, meaning tools must be life-friendly when used by man. Failure in this regard, a former Iowa State University scientist, using taxpayers’ money to find an effective HIV medicine, was sentenced to prison July, 2015. News reports suggested he misrepresented the content of the medicine used as a tool for man’s health, and the HIV medicine was not practical, safe and helpful to the life of man.
The value of Bible standards applied to validate reality in science is that the standards reflect the mind of Creation’s God.
The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, Genesis 1:1 and 1:31—Information is no better than the source. The prevailing powers over the cosmos constitute the laws of nature that guide, help and preserve human activities. 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, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” This is among God’s principles for protecting Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
~ D. Norris