Something Answers in Genesis don't know about at all. The other day, The Sensuous Curmudgeon gave out an article that reviews some parts of an article Roger Patterson of AiG have published as part of their [sic] Evolution Exposed series to explain one important question: What is Science?
"Most people do not realize that many modern scientific ideas were actually developed in Christian Europe by men who assumed that God created an orderly universe. If the universe is a product of random chance or a group of gods that interfere in the universe, there is really no reason to expect order in nature. Many of the founders of the principle scientific fields, such as Bacon, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, were believers in a recently created earth. The idea that science cannot accept a creationist perspective is a denial of scientific history."
He can sure explain science stupidly, huh? Just lies, slander, ignorance of how science really works based on observation, scapegoating The Fall of Man for the things AiG can't stomach (i.e. germs, predators, etc.), and complete distortion of history that's all. Now don't expect me to go through the whole article. It'll be a total waste of time and brain cells if I do. So, instead I'll show you the real explanation of what science is by showing you this comment coming from a scienceblog reader who made this comment in response to one of the latest post written about Science and Hype put out by Ethan Siegel of It Starts with a Bang,
Science is a synonym for knowledge, it is a curiosity driven quest of study through observation and experiment of the natural Universe and phenomena.
Science is that which is the bases for our continuing success in evolution…the continuation of the species. Through science we live in comfort, no longer freezing in a dark, dank cave.
Science is hope, and a momentary cure for an ever inquisitive mind. Science is unending unto itself. It is a great part of our being, without science we would not exist, it can be cruel and solid, sometimes gaseous and liquid, it can be convoluted for those of less desire to understand it‘s intricacies.
Science can be kind and rewarding, you can be intellectually intimate in the quest and after long years of pain and disappointment, your quest can be vindicated, or you can languish on and on and on, finally realizing one day that you have set your goals too high, yet looking back you see the accomplishments you‘ve made along the way.
Science can be when you have a eureka moment and your mind races, your neurons fire in a cascading unstoppable flurry of creation, your blood rushes to supply your body in the heat of the moment and you know for an instant of a second, a second that seems to last for eternity, that you and only you know a thing and you long to share it with the world!
Science can kill, in the wrong hands it can be deadly, yet used correctly it can save a person’s life. It is not evil nor is it good, it just is, and in the hands of a qualified human it can take you to the moon and beyond. It can save thousands from volcanoes and protect from earthquakes, it can extend life and give you a chance to say what you could have said all along.
Science is a tool, a tool for which there are many purposes, many noble purposes, however there is only one true noble goal for science and that is the continuation of the human species and the betterment of the mankind and his environment.
Science is a link from the past generations to you, a gift that you can build upon, a gift that you can leave for the future generations, it is only your ability and desire that drives you to success in Science.
Science is EVERYTHING!!!(sorry got a little carried away, consider that hype).
Science is not everything, none of us is truly Spock like, you need a break from science, you need to play, to fantasize, to imagine, to dream, to paint and laugh and sing, all of these things can be rewarding, they can stimulate curiosity…and then there’s Science.
Nothing can be better explained about what science is than that! Not even those absent minded jokesters from AiG!