Re: Materialistic Science
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 21:57:18 +0000

Hi Jim,

I am going to take a different approach than what I have seen others take.

At 11:47 AM 09/01/1999 -0400, Behnke, James wrote:
>Is good theology necessary to do good science? Can an unbeliever do science
>just as well as a believer? (If so, some form of naturalism is part of
>Johnson and Moreland have pushing the view that says "No" to the above

It has been my observation that Christians do not do as good in science as
nonbelievers. Why? Far to often their theology gets in the way of their
observational skills. I see this in the ID group who often get their facts
wrong or the Ph.D. YECs who don't get their facts correct because of their
theological bias. I have observed it occasionally among people working in
the oil and gas business. Those sometimes with the strongest religious
beliefs are those who are not rigorous enough--they don't question facts
like they should. THis is esspecially true if the issue that needs
questioning violates their theology. There are exceptions to this of
course, but it has been my general observation.And I think I saw this in my
YEC days vs. today. There were areas I wouldn't question when I was a YEC.
Today I will question anything.

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