A Scientist’s Answers May Reflect His Worldview More than Science

Author Amy K. Hall Published on 04/06/2016

In this short video from Ligonier, Stephen Meyer demonstrates not only some evidence for a beginning of the universe, but also how a scientist’s worldview and biases can direct and constrain his findings, distorting what he considers to be “scientific”—sometimes without his even realizing it. Even a scientist as great as Einstein.

Of course, one may easily say, “Christian scientists will have the same problem!” That’s fair. This is why you must always consider carefully whether a scientist is making a fair interpretation of the evidence at hand—i.e., that the evidence actually points to his conclusion—and that one of his interpretive principles isn’t to rule out a particular conclusion that falls outside his worldview, prior to and regardless of the evidence (as Einstein did).

(HT: Tim Challies)