In a conversation with a professor from McMaster Divinity School on the trustworthiness of science, he told me:
“I think the whole matter of trust in science has become quite a different issue than that of young earth and dinosaurs. Science in some areas continues to do a lot to discredit itself. There was quite a flap at Yale this year when their world renowned mathematician David Gelernter reviewed a book called Darwin’s Doubt (Stephen Meyer) and declared that Meyer was right. It is mathematically impossible to account for the explosion of life forms in the Cambrian period by the principles of natural selection and spontaneous mutation, the twin pillars of traditional Darwinism that are demanded presuppositions of every university student. Gelernter in some dismay referred to the response from Darwinists as “their religion” (I’ve attached the original review and a summary of a dialogue Gelernter had at the Hoover Institute, which you can see on YouTube). Just as it took 100 years, longer than most of us will live, to overturn the Ptolemaic theory of a geocentric universe (after all the theory accounted for all the data of planetary movements), so Gelernter thinks it will be at least that long before science can make any real progress on questions of evolution and DNA. Gelernter you will note has no inclination to believe in a Christian God.”
I will see if I can attach pdf below - I’m having difficulties doing that
Any thoughts on this??