The best place to begin an examination of modern scientific philosophical flaws is in its very own definition. What science has become is far removed from its original definition.
In the beginning, it was easier to trust the conclusions of science when it defined itself as the empirical study of all things, based on repeatable, observable phenomena and careful record keeping of the results. Todays science is rife with wild speculation, overworked theory, and just plain authoritarian guesswork. If a scientist said it, it has to be true, but is that true?
There are plenty of reasons that science is never questioned and not the least of these is because most scientific disciplines dont want a hint of possible error being attached to them. Like all areas of modern life, accountability to the creator, God, must never be openly acknowledged. Religion is a highly doubtful area of substandard sources and subtexts, in the eyes of many scientists, who think it is largely for those who are squeamish and the fearful who havent got any savvy, cool or real brains to start with.
The wherewithal to account for the huge amount of loan money needed to pursue a higher education, limits the willingness to question. Who would dare to admit that they are paying for a farce at about 50k or more per year on average? With fees like that, how could the curriculum possibly be wrong?
Other reasons are peer pressure, as in, what student wants to be laughed out of class for questioning the instructors. Party time pressure, as in, what student would chance missing the drinking and carousing by getting lousy grades and risking failure and dismissal?
A much lesser known reason is for the spiritually mature alone, and it has to do with a failure on Satans part to prep an entire generation in secularism, to lead them to receive the worlds last dictator known as, the antichrist. Sadly, according to scripture, he does not fail in that effort. (Rev 13: 7)
The kinds of science that are open to endless speculation are assuming that discovery and research will uncover proof for their assertions, but that is all too much just like the claims of religion, which they, (scientists) so obviously despise.
It is known as prior philosophic postulation and while it is a term I am forced to use more than I like, it is without doubt exactly what is going on in the best schools and universities of the day. It is science that disregards the limitations of its own stated definition and thus, is not science at all. It is religion but without a deity, unless man is the deity, or more accurately, the imagination of man. It is something the Apostle Paul saw coming over twenty centuries past and warned about.
Paul said, Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor 10: 5)
Leaving God out of academia actually limits the possibilities of many young minds to discover and grow. Examples of scientific disciplines that have reached a plateau and remained stunted would start with modern psychiatry.
Secular psychiatry sees man as a body and a mind. The scriptures declare that man is actually a body, mind and a spirit. The denial of mans spiritual nature is apparent in the kinds of treatment that is available through modern psychology. The best that is offered is rehabilitation or treatment with drugs. Only the Christian psychologist understands that mans spiritual nature needs to be addressed.
Flying past the simplest teaching of scripture, The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? (Pr 18: 14 NAS,) rehab and drugs are all that is left.
Not showing man the path to God is as silly as not showing a drowning man how to get to the shore, but it is the Christians who are thought to be in la-la land?
Modern psychiatry purports that you can pretty much solve all of your problems by talking them out. Since the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which is an agency of the U.N. has recently declared that 4.1 billion people globally are using cell phones, we must be the most psychologically healthy generation in history. The reporting of psychiatry organizations worldwide would beg to differ with that assumption. In fact, there are more people under some kind of therapy today than at any other time in world history. In the U.S alone more than 1.25 out of five is under treatment.
The general consensus from high school to graduate classes, is that the world was held in ignorance by the church until the age of enlightenment after which it boomed into its present state of self acquired knowledge and advancement on almost every level. Since biblical faith in accordance with the Bible was not released until after the reformation, that means that true biblical theology had no part whatsoever in holding man back from the enlightenment. That is a historical fact, like so many other facts, that are never revealed much less discussed among the classical academicians of today.
Some of the greatest scientists of the modern era have been Christians, and it was not until biblical principles regarding social conditions throughout the world, were applied, that slavery, womens status, child labor practices and elements of modern jurisprudence were advanced.
In fact as scientific knowledge advances now at breakneck speed, some new discoveries are proving that science may have been lagging behind and is just now catching up to the bible. A few examples of sciences catch ups are worth looking at briefly, as a précis.
The emerging science of quantum mechanics seems to be indicating that it is possible for certain subatomic particles to exist in two different places at the same time. Isnt it rare that for centuries anyone who espoused the biblical teaching of the omnipresence of the living God was considered a bit light in the head? Why dont we say that to the QM scientists in our classrooms, or those who have published scholarly papers and journals? I know I do not need to answer my own question.
We now have growing numbers of highly educated people, scientist included, that believe we are visited regularly by extraterrestrial intelligences in what is commonly known as UFOs. Whether they are the same, or not, why have the empiricists failed to discern the parallels between the belief and occasional sightings of extra-celestial intelligences more commonly called angels. Since all the attributes of one seem to be present in the other, why hasnt science seen that one theorem floats just about as well as the other?
Both have the ability to transmogrify (change size and shape at will,) travel above supersonic speeds and change direction or move off at right angles without slowing down, which would destroy anything considered to be part of the physical universe. That fact alone being why the Air Forces Blue Book report intimated that the UFOs sighted may have been more metaphysical, (spirits) rather than physical.
When the more than thirty people in Brussels Belgium stood gazing at a football sized triangular object and it suddenly shrunk into the size of about a basketball and swooshed back up into the sky, didnt anyone have the slightest inkling that it could be metaphysical, are the only good scientific minds in our world part of the U.S. Air Force? When was the last time any legitimate scientist tried to explain the shrinking of a 420ft long (counting the end zones) object to the size of a basketball, and yet todays moderns would probably believe any explanation put forth from within the scientific community. Seem a bit biased?
Hasnt anyone noticed that even those who claim to have been abducted by UFOs, and are missing time in their experience, cannot seem to piece any of the missing time together until they are hypnotized. Oddly when they are recounting the events within the missing time period they begin speaking in a very different voice from their own. Their voices change becoming monotonic and deep. This kind of voice change is more often associated with those who are speaking under demon possession. Are they saying only what they are supposed to say, exactly what a modern world wants to hear. Should I mention that not all of the angels the Bible says are present in the world are under the authority of the Lord, Satan has his own minions as well.
In special cases where previously unknown knowledge is revealed as in the Barney and Betty Hill case in Exeter, New Hampshire, the UFO devotee is left with what seems like immutable proof of a visit because new knowledge was introduced. What an entrance, using knowledge to convince a knowledge worshipping pre-disposed bunch of ready made believers to buy the story. It is here I might say that not only do secularists not believe in a literal satanic ruler of the present world, but they have no idea that he is himself, a celestial creature, whose origins are not of the planet earth. But of course, that not being allowed, it might not occur to anyone that he also has knowledge we cannot even imagine and may introduce it at will.
Leaving the celestial, we can see that knowledge of what is out there may seem just a bit pompous for a world that just a few centuries ago was afraid of traversing the oceans blue in any one direction for too long. Both the church (Catholic) and the scientists of the ancient world thought the earth was flat and travelers would simply fall off the edge if they went too far.
Both the church and the scientist had to catch up to the Bible. In his book of prophecy written some 700 years before Christ, the Prophet Isaiah indicated that the earth was indeed round. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. (Isa 40: 22)
Playing catch up to the Bible goes way back before the prophets. In Genesis, a book that is now over 5,000 years old, a statement was made that only today can be fully understood. Evolutionists have insisted that special selection and mutations have caused different species to emerge.
But the record, which is now much clearer, having been under scrutiny for more than a generation has proven that all mutations are regressive and always cause the end of a species. There has not been time enough since the inception of Darwinism to prove the rest of the theory. But experiments with fruit flies and other rapidly reproducing species have concluded beyond doubt that only intra species evolution is possible. Inter species evolution is the golden pipe dream for those who are well indoctrinated. What does all this mean?
In all its glaring simplicity you can breed all the chickens in the world with each other until the world comes to an end. You may produce hundreds or thousands of new kinds of chickens but you will never see the hen producing a puppy or a snake as its offspring. From the beginning the Bible has made that clear, but science hears only its own voice, at least until now. In the first chapter of Genesis the fact that each species will only produce more of the same species is stated clearly, and no statement or discovery of science has been able to change that for over sixty centuries.
Perhaps one of the most amazing discoveries in a new believers lifetime is coming into the knowledge that heaven or the hereafter is not, after all, some inter or other dimensional existence that no one has ever seen or can explain. From winged humans on puffy white clouds to grand ethereal cogitations of the imagination, heaven has been open ground for speculation and some pretty fancy guesswork. Such unlearned nonsense makes trying for heaven about as interesting as exploring a cave in the Andes. The rarity of spelunkers willing to do that is evidence that not many are willing to risk a thing to make that discovery a reality in their own lives.
In America millions enjoy going down into the Carlsbad or Luray Caverns to see the wonders of both these deep caves. They have already been explored, and access to them has been made for all. Christ has entered into that dark cave we call death, returned and promises us that it is now accessible to us all, but he goes on to describe it in detail. He has not only been put in charge of it, but makes promises that he is preparing a place (mansions) in it for all who will one day abide there. (Rev 21: 1f)
Rather than being an inter-dimensional labyrinth, it turns out to be a physical and very real place with unending space, beauty and endless fellowship with millions of others who will reside there for eternity. It has streets, beautiful mansions and special sites, and, we will be there with glorified bodies, our own bodies, regenerated, by the God who created them in the first place.
Science can only imagine our future, it may offer speculation about where and what it will be but God promises us a future and describes it in full detail. Science says it may be this or that, but God says exactly what it is, and promises that it will never change.
Modern science has stepped outside of its own limitations and somehow made itself greater than God. For discerning minds, searching spirits and those whose thinking has not been captured in the wave of today, Gods promise provides a more sure foundation than the faulty broad speculations of science, clearly biased by the weak and prideful imagination of man.
Little wonder that the learned Apostle Paul, inspired of the Holy Spirit, penned these incredible words. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. (1Cor 1: 25-27)