Bad Presuppositions and Wrong Questions in Science

This is a repost, as the original disappeared after a day or so. Blogger has its own formatting ideas that I can't control.

Centuries ago, I applied for a data entry job, but was hired to be a production supervisor. I knew nothing about the industry. My supervisor went out sick and my trainer quit, so I ended up discussing things with foremen and production workers.

I did not ask the right questions, nor did I even know what questions to ask. Fortunately, I brought few assumptions to impede my learning. By the grace of God and with the help of other people, I was able to have reasonable success in the job.

Jigsaw GRAPHIC, Freeimages / Andronicus Riyono

Imagine if I had been full of bravado and made wrong assumptions based on my presuppositions. It would not have gone well. We have seen in a similar way that many secular scientists presuppose evolution, then are puzzled when the evidence doesn't line up with expectations.

Their research is often befouled at the get-go. Secular scientists need to cowboy up and begin to question evolution itself instead of basing research on evolutionary presumptions — or using evolution to prove evolution. Even better if they admit that there is a Creator, then they would be much closer to having the right starting point.

Today’s leftist, materialistic, Darwinist Big Science Cartel has blinded itself to its own cluelessness. No longer seeking the truth wherever it leads, it publishes only material that conforms to a leftist, materialistic, Darwinist narrative. Those are the only questions it asks, and those are the only questions it tries to answer. It takes an outsider to see the folly in this pursuit. 
Clueless scientists can, and do, engage with empirical data in answering their wrong questions. Sometimes the research will be rigorous. No amount of rigorously-assembled data, however, is of any value if the question is wrong. It’s like accurately measuring the dance floor space on the head of a pin to six significant figures.

To read it all, ride on over to "Clueless Scientists Ask Wrong Questions.