Science is Uncertain for Sure


Science is a useful tool. It is approached philosophically, and people interpret data based on their presuppositions and worldviews. It is interesting that some people will insist that the Big Bang, evolution, age of the earth, and other things are "facts" — until those "facts" change. The most effective approach to science is to organize data, make theories and be willing to discard theories when they do not hold up, or when evidence shows them to be wrong. (Amazingly, microbes-to-man evolution is held with religious fervor despite contrary evidence.) Using a materialistic bias limits scientific investigation.
“Science Is Not About Certainty” a noted theoretical physicist writes. For many people that might be a startling claim.

Dr. Carlo Rovelli—one of the originators of “loop quantum gravity theory”—recently published an article discussing the nature of science. The piece, called “Science Is Not About Certainty,” makes some points that biblical creationists have been pointing out for a long time.

Physicist Rovelli is an evolutionist and does not in the piece explore his personal religious beliefs (though he does disparage religious claims regarding certainty and truth), but he makes some refreshingly honest points about science.
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