Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Seeking God

It's a New Year so that means new attacks on science. In New Hampshire there is a proposed law that wants science teachers to say that we believe Uranium has more protons than Carbon, but hey, who knows.

They would also have to say, and I'm not making this up, “evolution to be taught in the public schools of this state as a theory, including the theorists' political and ideological viewpoints and their position on the concept of atheism."

Here's a news flash. Science is not in any way atheist.

What science is at its very core is the quest to understand how the universe works. If that includes god so be it.

Every time an astronomer glances at the sky, they ask, “How did this happen? Can this be proof of god? If so how do I test it?”

Every time a biologist looks at a bacterium, they look for gods signature.

Every time physicists smash particles together they look to see if the smaller particles have a little stamp saying, “Made by God, Copyright 13,000,000,000 BC.”

If a scientist were to find the proof of God's hand in the universe it would be the greatest discovery ever. That scientist would be the most famous human being ever. The world of science would explode and scientists would have trouble dealing with the amount of funds that would go towards research.

So far no proof of God has been found, but to scientists and skeptics that doesn't mean we stop looking. To a scientist or a skeptic the existence of God can never be disproved, only proved or be uncertain. However the closest thing to disproving God would be to stop looking and say, “We've looked and didn't find God.”

So I ask you, who believes in God more? The scientist and skeptics who look for God's hand in the universe and even though they haven't found it keep looking, and will accept it and rejoice at the greatest discovery ever if they do find it? Or, the Creationists who want to stop them from looking for any evidence of God?

It's my view that those who want to stop the search must be afraid that evidence of God will never be found. Therefore they are the true Atheists.

The scientists and skeptics, who believe in what can be proven, and if evidence of God is discovered would embrace it as the greatest scientific breakthrough ever, are the ones seeking God.

So to all those “believers” that want us to stop using science to understand how the universe works, I say, “Shut-up Stupid. Just because you are convinced that proof of God will never be found, it doesn't give you the right to stop other from seeking evidence of God's hand.”


People have taken offense to this series thinking that I am saying that they have diminished mental capacity. In this series I use the term “Stupid”, for lack of a better term, for the total lack of Intellectual curiosity and the insistence to deny any and all facts that contradict their pre-conceived beliefs that these groups display.

I hope that makes them feel better.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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