Has Modern Science Become Unscientific?

It was their observation of order in the universe that led the scientists of the Middle Ages to begin their quest to discern that order. Many of these early scientists were Christians who believed the Creator God had made an orderly universe and that His order could be discerned by using scientific methods of experimentation and observation.

There are four terms used in science to address the results of experimentation and observation. A scientific hypothesis is a testable scientific idea that can be proved right or wrong with experiments. It is an educated guess that can be verified or disproven by observation or experimentation. A scientific theory is defined as the culmination of many scientific investigations drawing together all the current evidence; thus, it represents the most powerful explanations scientists have to offer. The closest we can get to absolute truth in science are indisputable observations which we call facts or near certainty. Finally, a scientific law generalizes a body of observations to which no exceptions have been found.

When modern scientists or educators propound the philosophical notion that "evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of biology," they are not confirming some grand new scientific development in our understanding of the concept of evolution. What we have instead is merely evidence that the term evolution itself has now evolved.

- Legal Alert magazine, February 2008