I was looking for a new way to talk about science, (which I am hooked on and love) so I just jumped out of the science box to look at it from a distance, to see its place in the world. Science would seem to be most obviously about human progress; it has changed life for us more dramatically and quickly than any thought paradigm in human history, and what it’s done for the individual explains our wholehearted acceptance of it.
However, like science has taught us: for every action, (even on the greatest thought paradigm level) there is an equal and opposite reaction, and we are up to our chins in experiencing much of the more challenging, and it seems, destructive reactions to science.
Of course, anyone can blather on and on about the benefits science has brought us, but what about the fact that it is now a competing “religion” for the souls of humans. Will we have to make a choice between science and God? Most people will say they love God but we love science too. Personally, I just see science showing how God’s creation may work; however, this “religion” has become a huge challenge, an unintended consequence, for individuals, nations and all of humanity. Have we traded our souls for a bunch of time-saving gadgets and a pound of convenience? Will we be a failed species and God will have to try again? Do the Amish know something you don’t know?