Science vs. The Bible: Why The Fight?

Fighting KittensEvidentally, there was a recent Evolution vs. Creationism debate between Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and Ken Ham, a prominent Creationist. I can only imagine that the “debate” likely didn’t sway anyone to change their mind as most modern debates end up doing (or not doing).

I don’t understand why so many people believe science and the Bible are mutually exclusive. On the one hand, you have those who rely solely on science say that the Bible is just a bunch of stories and fairy tales written to provide us with moral guidance, but condescendingly assert that it certainly cannot be an authority on anything scientific. On the other hand, you have those who believe in the Bible, but strongly disagree with or ignore a lot of scientific empirically-based evidence (i.e. young Earth Creationists believing the Earth to be only 6,000 years old instead of billions of years old, if not more).

A lot of the fight between the two camps seems territorial, akin to a couple of cats fighting over a little patch of protected idealogical ground, not realizing there is an even bigger world of knowledge beyond that little fought over bit of dirt. Indeed, both camps seem more interested in proving the other wrong rather than seeking the truth.

In my humble opinion, I believe that when you take the time to learn and think about both, you’ll find that the Bible and science are quite a bit more harmonious in what they teach and espouse than modern society tends to believe. I don’t want to put God or science in a box. Why limit them or myself that way?