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The Epidemic of Fraud in Science

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Aaron, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member
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    Before engaging in an uncritical and blind application of the postulations in "science" textbooks to Genesis, consider the following article.

    http://creation.com/science-fraud-epidemic

    Actually, fraud as a whole is now ‘a serious, deeply rooted problem’ that affects no small number of contemporary scientific research studies, especially in the field of evolution. Scientists have recently been forced by several events to recognize this problem and try to deal with it.

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    As a result of the modern fraud epidemic, a Nature editorial concluded:

    ‘Long gone are the days when scientific frauds could be dismissed as the work of the mad rather than the bad. The unhappily extensive record of misconduct suggests that many fraudsters believe their faked results, so attempts at replication by others represent no perceived threat.’

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    The fraud problem is so common that researchers who maintain a clean record are sometimes given special recognition...

    The present system of science actually encourages deceit. Careers are at stake, as are jobs, grants, tenure and, literally, one’s livelihood. This is partly a result of the ‘publish or perish’ endemic in academia. Broad and Wade point out that ‘grants and contracts from the Federal government … dry up quickly unless evidence of immediate and continuing success is forthcoming’. The motivation to publish, to make a name for oneself, to secure prestigious prizes, or be asked to join an educational board, all entice cheating. Broad and Wade’s frightening conclusion is, ‘corruption and deceit are just as common in science as in any other human undertaking’. As Broad and Wade stress, scientists ‘are not different from other people. In donning the white coat at the laboratory door, they do not step aside from the passions, ambitions, and failings that animate those in other walks of life.’​
     
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    Unless the Bible is literally true, Genesis to Revelation, doing science is pointless. Science relies on the Christian worldview, and a true Revelation, for its own validity.

    Atheist scientists who deny Christianity with their lips, nevertheless believe it in their hearts (Romans 1), and rely on it for their science.

    Science does not oppose Christianity. Science, whether admitted or not, is undergirded by, dependent on, and senseless without Christianity, and the literal revelation of God to man.
     
  3. Aaron

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    In as few words as possible, the cited article is saying this:

    What in modern times is considered "science," and religion are sister disciplines, so Christianity should let Darwinism have a foot in the door when defining revelation.

    I could write an interminable reply, but it's fruitless to do so. I'll opt instead to answer direct questions about particulars.
     
  4. Aaron

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    hmmmm. Thot the above would be enough to generate some interest.

    Also, the author has missed Christianity completely.
     
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    This has been obvious for some time.
     
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