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Friday, 09 September 2011 09:16

Distinguishing Science from Non-Science

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I am just reading about many scientifically-trained and educated individuals who studied science at post-graduate level, and thereafter, get involved in Creationist activities, espousing among many other ideas for example, that the Noah's Ark is true. They then sell books and other materials to children and their parents, propagating their ideas.

Bertrand Russell wrote:

"[I]t is not what the man of science believes that distinguishes him, but how and why he believes it. His beliefs are tentative, not dogmatic; they are based on evidence, not on authority or intuition."

When you have individuals who are educated in Science, or are working in Scientific endeavours telling us that Noah's Ark is true, it does not necessarily mean that their belief in Noah's Ark has any scientific credibility. What we need to ask is why they believe it. Do they believe it because the Bible says it is true or do they believe it because there's evidence for it.

For something to be science, it must use scientific methods to qualify mere assertions of beliefs from scientific theories.

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