I was very interested to learn about Ben Stein’s soon-to-be released movie “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” (4/14, Local, “Actor holds special viewing of film for state lawmakers”).
Its topic is evolution, and something I have been aware of for years: Science today has been hijacked by naturalism and atheism.
Today scientists say that by definition science has to exclude all but naturalistic causation in research, so it precludes even considering any scientific facts that point towards life and the universe showing evidence of purposeful design.
Stein’s movie examines the censorship by the science establishment of any evidence outside the naturalistic box that science has put the universe in.
The father of the modern scientific method, Francis Bacon, considered science to be the organized pursuit of knowledge about creation. The father of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel, was a Catholic monk. The father of physics, Isaac Newton, was a Bible-believing scientist.
There are other groundbreaking and notable scientists who didn’t think science had to focus only on naturalistic causation for everything, but were real scientists who considered science should go wherever the evidence leads, instead of restricting and censoring it.