Are they really finding God in science?
In many cases, yes. But in addition, believe it or not, they are finding God in many scientists. A new study from Rice University claims the gap between scientists and religion is not as far as most people think. But at issue most often is conflicting theories concerning the origin of the earth.
- According to an article in the Christian Post, sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund, lead author for the new study released this week, said, “The fresh look into the issue reveals only 15 percent of those surveyed view religion and science as always in conflict. Another 15 percent said the two are never in conflict, and 70 percent believe religion and science are only sometimes in conflict. About half of those interviewed said they identified with a particular religion.”
This means what exactly?
Ecklund explains, “The kind of narrow research available on religion and science seems to ask if they are in conflict or not, when it should really ask the conditions under which they are in conflict. Our research has found that even within the same person, there can be different views. It’s very important to dispel the myth that people believe that religion and science either do or don’t conflict. Our study found that many people have much more nuanced views.”
So, in other words, a scientist can believe in God. Couple that with the fact that not all theories are at odds with the creation story of Genesis, and you might find God is a lot closer to scientists than most people believed.
Of course my theory is that the closer our scientists come to discovering the truth in ‘the matter’ the more the truth of God will matter in their personal lives, like the scientist featured in the video below. But in the end the evidence will prove that God, the ultimate scientist, believed in scientists all along.
To see more of the article from The Christian Post, click HERE.