In many fields of scientific exploration, we find that it is a process of disproving a theory. Once a theory is defined, it is assumed to be real, then a set of defined actions are put in place in an attempt to disprove the theory. When is this theory no longer a theory? Is it fact just because science cannot prove it wrong? This is an assumption that many subscribe to. There is a fine line between what we use science to disprove, when in fact it is also being used to prove something that it cannot disprove. One can play with words, but in the end, if we say science cannot disprove the theory, then the theory must be fact until someone can come along and disprove the theory.
It is important to note that to disprove a theory that has become recognized as a fact, someone needs to have a desire to do so. This alone should make us question any theory that cannot be disproved and becomes accepted as fact even when it also cannot be proved.
Four key questions we should allow ourselves to explore and dig deeper into. More is riding on these question that we generally give ourselves time to think about.
- Does science prove that evolution is real?
- Does science prove that God is real?
- Does science disprove evolution?
- Does science disprove God?
The point here is that in either case, God or Evolution, it takes a form of faith to believe in either. We could subscribe to the point that science cannot prove or disprove neither God or Evolution. I would suspect that most will subscribe to what makes them feel most comfortable. However, both cannot be true! The question is then, which one is correct and how do we break it down to conclude the best possible answer? The answer we choose to place our faith in.
The best reference we have for the belief that God is real is what’s written in the Bible. The best reference we have that evolution is real is what’s written in the science books. We should be careful to not make this confusing and agree that anything that has been written was penned by man. Science inspired the writing of evolutionary science books. God is said to have inspired the writing of the Bible. However, we have defined that man wrote these books. Again, both cannot be correct? With respect to creation and evolution, they are directly opposite each other. One could say that we have two key question to answer.
- The Bible tells us that in the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and everything in and on them.
- In the beginning, science tells us there was nothing, and from this, something happened, and everything unraveled into what we see now.
It comes down to God versus science and its scientific discoveries. However, we must deal with man because that is what we know exist. Before man, we can only guess what existed unless we take to heart the writing’s in these books. This means that we choose to place our faith in one or the other. Some would say that the writing of the Bible didn’t take place until approximately 1600 to 2000 years after it is said God created everything. At the same time, our science books are written millions of years after Earth was formed. No human was around to see this take place. Don’t get me wrong, our sciences are awesome and extremely interesting and educational. However, the point is, no one was around when it all began.
If we have placed our faith on either side, then we have placed our faith in what man has written. To place our faith in man’s written word we need to explore what inspired them to do so? We could ask ourselves the following questions.
- In the Bible, it is said that God inspired the words written in it, not man. So, we should ask if everything in the Bible is true. We should ask if we could use science to prove that the Bible is true. We could explore what has been uncovered that supports the history, locations, people, and events of the Bible. I would also add that we should explore the predictions that are written about and if they actually took place hundreds of years after the writings.
- The writings of evolutionary science are the direct opposite of the Bible. Its major theories tell us that there is no God.
So, we should ask if we could use science to prove, not just disprove, which of these theories are true.