You aren’t impressed by what we have discovered in the last 100 years?
Also, I never said that I am not concerned about morality, ethics, or injustice. What I did say is that these are subjective. Just because it is subjective does not mean that I don’t care about those things.[quote=“Swamidass, post:205, topic:35961”]
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What is your experience doing scientific work? It seems like most of your understanding of science is hearsay, based on what you have read from some of the mainstream pontificators. Can you explain a little bit more about why you care about this topic and how you think science works? What are your influences?
I have worked in biomedical research and am an author on 8 primary papers, if memory serves. I have attended many of the top conferences in the field of host/pathogen interactions, talked and had dinner with many of the top researchers in the field, have worked with many scientists and infectious disease docs, and have trained many a post-doc and undergrad. My expertise lies in molecular biology including DNA cloning, protein chemistry, and gene regulation.
I would say that I care about this topic (i.e. intersection of science and faith) because I care about science. At least in the US, there is a political movement that seeks to undermine scientific progress in the name of theological purity, and I think that is a bad thing. I come from a devout family and was raised in the church, but have no animosity towards Christianity. During my youth I was first introduced to YEC in all its glory, and after a little digging on my own I realized that I was being lied to. However, I never saw YEC as a reason to reject Christianity. I became an atheist for other reasons.
Since I have spent ample time in both camps I have always been curious, fascinated, and intrigued about the creo v. evo debate. This was furthered by discussions I had in college with my biology professors who were predominately Methodists. They were also interested in the intersection of faith and science, and that interest stuck with me.
So you are a bit wrong. I am a scientist, I know how science works, I have 20 years of experience in the sciences, and have worked along other scientists for nearly my entire adult life. My side interests include theoretical physics which led me to Steven Weinberg’s books, and much of what he wrote paralleled my own views and experiences, hence the quotes found in this thread.
And you? Have you worked in the sciences?