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Should We Believe that Science is Truthful?

When I started to write my book, I asked whether or not God exists. That was my first question. So many people claim that there is no physical evidence of His existence. So I decided to ask a straightforward question. Should we believe in science? Is science itself truthful? I readily admitted that most people will admit science is basically true. But I added a proviso–“to the limit of our knowledge.”

As the author, I invited the readers to take a journey of discovery with me in our search of different sciences for evidence of God’s existence. So we explored botany, zoology, anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, and physics and more to uncover a lot of evidence. It struck me that we covered enough science that I did not need to explore more sciences and belabor the point about how science provided so much evidence.

When one reads my book, it can be seen that I am very critical of scientists. One might think that I’m anti-science. While I definitely criticize false conclusions by scientists, that doesn’t mean I don’t have the highest regard for science and scientists. How can I be anti-science when all my evidence is scientific from various sciences? In my book, I point out that science changes over the years. What was true last year may be false this year. I gave examples.

In 1492, most people believed the earth was flat. Columbus sailed the ocean expecting to find the Orient but found America instead and thus proved the earth was round. This does not negate the fact that a scientist may have calculated the circumference of a round earth centuries before Columbus just as Columbus’ discovery of America does not negate the fact that the Vikings discovered America almost 500 years before Columbus did. Galileo shocked the learned people of his day with his discovery that the earth revolved around the sun instead of the sun revolving around the earth. In recent days, scientists discover more and more things that were false in the past. That is the nature of science. Science changes as knowledge grows.

I take issue with modern-day scientists who neglect to thoroughly investigate their scientific tests before reaching a thoughtful conclusion. Two reasons for this. One, I have a high expectation because I know they are capable of doing better work. Two, I believe the general public relies heavily on their expertise to make their daily decisions based on their statements about medicines to take, food to eat or drink, cars to drive, vaccines to take or whatever people do in life. One year they say coffee is bad for you, the next year they say it is good for you. One year they say wine is good for you, the next year they say red wine is good but not white wine. People feel jerked around with such contradictory statements.

Should we believe in science? Like most people, I have a high regard for science, but I believe in being careful about accepting science without careful thought. How do you feel?

If you have a comment or question, let me know at garylindberg85@gmail.com. It would be nice to hear your views.

Hello and Welcome Back!

Before I even had any thoughts about writing a book, I had some thoughts that kept coming up in my mind.

In church, I learned about the six days of creation and how God created the Universe, planets, oceans, land, vegetation, animals, human beings and everything. In school, I learned about science, prehistoric dinosaurs, sabre-toothed tigers, early humans, and such that lived hundreds and thousands of years ago. Science suggested creation occurred because of a big explosion.

I noticed that I had a dilemma on my hands. We had two points of view that were significantly different. Was the Bible right? Or was science right? If the Bible was right, did that mean science was wrong? If science was right, did that mean the Bible was wrong? Could the Bible be partially right and partially wrong? Could science be partially right and partially wrong?

It struck me that both science and the Bible could both be partially right and partially wrong. If so, how do we explain that? My book seeks to explain that.

Welcome to My Author’s Website!

Thanks for joining me! I’m so excited to start this journey with you!

This blog is about my new book God’s Existence: Truth or Fiction? The Answer Revealed and my background, thoughts and comments. I plan to discuss my ideas about writing future books and to ask you for your thoughts.

Since I was a teenager, I have had some thoughts rattling around in my head and finally decided to write them down. I had the thought that I have a unique way of looking at things that other people didn’t appear to me to have. A different perspective, in other words. It occurred to me that I needed to share these ideas and see what people may think about them. Then I thought I needed to read more about what scientists have to say about God, creation and evolution. In order to be fair, it also occurred to me that it was important to read what Christian writers have to say.

I had an overall theory that I wanted to share, but felt that the theory was not enough to offer. I needed more information to complete the picture, so to speak. It was not my intention to study science or Christian writers in depth and write a boring treatise that would accomplish nothing. It didn’t seem to be my purpose. Nevertheless, I did need to ask some questions and get some answers to provide a reasonable, knowledgeable book.

With that said, I welcome you to my author’s website and hope to share more with you. I welcome your comments as well. Learning is a two-way street.