No one knows for certain who designed Stonehenge or the pyramids of Egypt or, exactly how they were constructed. Yet, no archaeologist or historian has ever proposed they appeared on their own, without input from designers or builders.
Such universal assumption is the most likely conclusion given the known evidence and, much of what science ‘believes’ is based on similar assumptions. Even though people can create things that can repair and even create other things by themselves, all known evidence indicates no finite living being or object can exist without a creator.
Descartes first principle of philosophy, science and reason states: ‘Accept nothing as true that is not self-evident’. The history of science tracing prior to ancient Greece on into the present, is a history of the most likely conclusion based on the current known evidence.
Just as all evidence indicates for every action there is a re-action, likewise all evidence indicates nothing can be in motion by its own volition. All known evidence indicates a universe filled with ‘zillions’ of complex parts within ever greater complexity of parts and, containing intelligent finite beings of conscience and conscious awareness, requires Creative Intelligence. Thus, the correct postulate of true science is ‘Eternal Creator(s)’ until proven otherwise.
Pretending that ‘science’ is somehow different than belief in God is an obvious lie. Just as scientists ‘believe’ in black holes and invisible light based on mirrored evidence, much more so, mirrored evidence of a Creator(s) is overwhelmingly self-evident. And, just as if someone claims the earth is cube-shaped or, A2 B2 does not equal C2, the burden of proof remains on atheists, because all known evidence indicates the opposite conclusion.
According to Jesus, as well as many historical scientists and sages of note, basic to wisdom, education and survival itself, is to attempt to sort out what is actually true, from whatever fiction the cultures and religions we are born into claim is true. As Jesus implied, if we do not know what is true, we have no hope of being free.
Believing the earth is square doesn’t change the reality of the shape of the earth. What is true about the earth remains the same, regardless of what we believe or, fail to believe. Whether we categorize something as ‘science’, ‘religion’, ‘history’ or anything else, what is actually true remains the same.
Someone can’t just assume a steel ball and feather will fall at the same rate of speed and call it a ‘scientific theory’, without significant supporting evidence. There is nothing more unscientific and irrational than pretending there is no God, because all known evidence indicates the opposite conclusion.
If someone says they do not know if there’s a God, perhaps they just need to get out and smell the roses once in a while. However, if someone says there is no Creator, they are by all scientific and other rational default, plainly a liar, because there is no evidence to support such an absurd position.
Is atheism scientific? You decide.
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