You can very well be a Christian and a scientist

Published March 10, 2014 by

Some suggest that “being religiously minded can mean being intellectually impoverished” and they try to bring statistics to back their statements. Well, if you learn a bit of statistics one thing you learn is that if you have biased data you have biased results. The idea that you cannot be a scientist and religiously minded does not hold true in countries like India, where the majority of intellectuals are religiously minded, or in Muslim countries. I also would add that in Christian countries the debate about the evidences for the resurrection of Jesus Christ are yet to influence many scientists who have been given only the incoherent side of the darwinian macroevolution.

Quite recently I have been watching a recording of the debate between Dr. William Lane Craig and Prof. Lawrance Krauss in Brisbane and noticed how Newton was accepted as a scientist but was criticized by Prof.L.Krauss for his theological points of view. However, in another context, not related to the Brisbane talk, a Christian in XX century that had major contributions to medicine by inventing the MRI device, was not recognized, and that is not on the ground of the science, but on the ground of his world view. Well, if that is not a change of disposition from the people advocating science should only come from a non-religiously minded person, then what is it? Newton was considered a scientist even if he was a creationist, but Raymond Vahan Damadian, an openly declared creationist, was not awarded recognition.

To conclude, please feel free to be a scientist if you can, but don’t expect ovations from academics. And how much I’d like to write here about university professors who have been challenged by students and had to admit the limits of their non-creationist or in particular non-Christian views… Perhaps another time.

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