The Oklahoman has printed a reply to my recent letter to the editor. According to Mike Reese (Your Views, September 8), we have Christian scientists to thank for bringing mankind out of the faith-based stupor of the Dark Ages. Missing from his claim is any reference to just how the religion of these scientists had anything to do with their science.
Did these scientists look to scripture to discover that the Earth moved around the Sun? Did these scientists look to scripture to discover the causes and prevention of disease? Did these scientists look to scripture to discover the principles behind electromagnetism, chemistry, genetics, or the evolution of species? Or did these scientists ignore faith when working in their science and focus their minds strictly on perceiving reality as it is?
The evidence speaks clearly to the latter, yet for advocates of faith, evidence doesn't really count for all that much, does it?