One down, too many still to go…
2011/01/07 § 4 Comments
The catholic church finally gets to the conclusion that the scientific evidence is far too pressing too maintain that god made the world in six days. Though they maintain that the big bang is the work of god, god’s space has thereby shrunk further and probably will ever more with increasing understanding of the universe. Unfortunately that admission comes too late for many who had to burn at the stakes for their attempt to make the world a somewhat more sane and enlightened place by sticking to logic, experimentation and unbiased observation.
However, let us not complain too much. It is nice to see that the church embrasses something that many of its members have done for a long time, i.e. to reconcile undeniable scientific truths with the bronce age myths the bible tells us about. Admittedly, I briefly hesitated to use the term “truth”, for as a scientist I know of the implications of this term. But since the opponents of science facts use it so inflationary I think I may as well for a change.
Unfortunately there are still too many people out there who deny strongly even the most established scientific foundations. One of these being the laws of evolution. Sadly, even though the evidence on all levels, from molecular biology, over geology, climatology, astronomy, to anthropolgy, and on to basically any other science one could think of is impressive and undeniable- some still manage to deny it. The dark force of ignorance is strong in them.
But what the heck. In England faiths schools are even working hard to further undermine scientific understanding. I have written about the lack of science education in this blog previously and won’t repeat myself. However, feel free to check a recent documentary by Prof. Dawkins about the menace of faith schools.
All in all this is a good day for human kind, even though there still is a lot of darkness that has to be enlightened.