In today’s time, scientific truth is being touted as the standard to evaluate reality. Through experimentation and observable data, conclusions are made based off the findings of a particular hypothesis. Scientists are seen as the new prophets of the modern area. Wrapped in trappings such as ‘logic’, ‘reason’, and ‘objectivity’, there is the prevailing idea once ‘science’ says it, then that’s the end of the argument.
An interesting thing to note is that the word ‘science’ is erroneously used as a catch-all phrase for following a new religion. Perhaps it is not a conscious thing but its subtlety is there. “Scientists say…” replaces “Thus saith the Lord…”; Data replaces biblical precepts; biological reactions replaces the soul. So the religion of science is one that draws us away from the miraculous, intentional, conspiracy of God’s divine interference in everything to a one in a million lucky shot of existence.
However, was it always this way? On this episode of we will be talking with returning guest Josh Peck as we discuss if this view of science as the standard for all truth always existed. What part did religion play in scientific discovery? How did it affect the view of the world? Tune in by calling in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app.