Last week and the week before, Brad Seggie and I blogged about our new book and about the dangers of falling indiscriminately for anything scientists tell us. The thing is, we have no way of knowing the facts about anything in a science that holds its agenda higher than truth. Atheists or agnostic scientists regard the theory of evolution as indisputable fact because the primary alternative theory available is intelligent design–God created.
Scientists and other intellectuals view God as a mythical being that conveniently provides an answer for the unexplained. The more the scientists learn secrets and explain the unexplainable, the less the existence of a god is necessary. It’s the most bizarre thing ever: the more God reveals Himself through science, the quicker scientists claim He doesn’t exist. Scientists discover that certain Biblical miracles could actually be explained by Nature, and all of a sudden, it isn’t a miracle anymore, just ignorant people ascribing to God an explanation for what they don’t understand. The fact that the God of nature would use the nature He created doesn’t enter their minds.
When scientists discover something that disputes their long-held beliefs, they attack it, and the one who discovered that “something” becomes discredited in the scientific community, which ultimately is what The Simulacrum is about.
But just because the book is fiction doesn’t mean the concept it’s based upon is. There must be a million examples proving exactly what I’m saying, that scientists destroy inconvenient truths, but the most recent I found was published July 24, 2014 in Christian News Network.
This article discusses Mark Armitage, a scientist at California State University–Northridge (CSUN), and his discovery of scientific evidence that contradicts evolution. He was fired because he discovered soft tissue on a Triceratops fossil, which was supposed to be “tens of millions of years old.” The discovery of soft tissue would indicate at the very least that the dating technique used by evolutionists is flawed.
According to the article:
Even though Armitage’s findings were published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, the university decided to fire him, saying his findings were unacceptable. According to Armitage, his supervisor entered the lab and declared, “We will not tolerate your religion in this department!”
“It is frustrating because I made no conclusions in the paper, I just presented the factual data,” [Armitage] said. “The only conclusions I drew were that ‘This needs to be investigated further. We have a lot of work to do.’ And that was it.”
Armitage believes he lost his job because evolutionists in the department were unwilling to consider the implications of his discovery.
Can you imagine losing your job for simply discovering something contradictory to what your boss holds true?
In The Simulacrum, the scientist lost more than his job–he lost his life.
Due out August 15th: