Concerning the General Theory of
Evolution and modern naturalism,
C. S. Lewis said, "Was it devised not
to get in facts but to keep out God?"
In modern industrial societies, "science" is a word that is often used for
ideas about human origins and other pre-historic events on the earth. The true origin of science itself, however, has nothing to do with events
before human existence. Galileo and Newton observed objects and their
actions; they reasoned and wrote about the world around them, but it
was the world of the present. Their faith in God, the God of the Old and
New Testaments, was sufficient for them. In modern times, reasoning
and experimenting about things observed is called "operational science."
"Scientific theories are based on philosophical axioms, cultural points of view. The basic axiom underlying all science is that there are predictable events under specific conditions . . . . Other axioms may be open to questioning, even when they are mostly taken for granted." (livepterosaur
(dot-com), theories and philosophies)
Modern Naturalism philosophy is often used as the foundational axiom
regarding origins of life, origins of the earth, and origins of the universe.
That axiom itself, however, is not scientific but philosophical, for there
is nothing scientific about an absence of a creative God who performs
"miracles" to bring about stars, worlds, and organisms.
George Washington Carver:
science plus faith in God