Theory is the Scientific Word for Faith

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

(Hebrews 11:3) NKJV

Theory is the scientific word for faith. That’s going to freak a lot of people out but it’s a conclusion which has been deduced. That means it’s a logically certain conclusion.

Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic, logical deduction or, informally, “top-down” logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion. It differs from inductive reasoning or abductive reasoning.

– Deductive Reasoning, definition (Wikipedia)

People have faith in theoretical science. The reason why they do this is because theories are based on hypotheses, at least, they’re supposed to be. Hypotheses are the meat and potatoes of science because in order to be truly scientific they must be testable, the experimental result must be repeatable, and they must be potentially falsifiable. By taking bite-sized chunks of the natural world and contriving them as testable hypotheses, science can craft the most utterly ridiculous theories in the world and claim that they’re scientific. It’s slight-of-hand.

The Miller-Urey experiment is a good example. Popular science (SciPop) developed it’s theory of planet formation and within it’s logical structure there ought to have been a time when a hot volcanic Earth became the cradle of life. It’s pure speculation based on a few ephemeral strands of wispy logic. The same evidence can be accounted for in the Biblical narrative of let light be nucleosynthesis and the core accretion model.

The Miller-Urey experiment captured our imaginations because the hypothesis was that it ought to be possible to produce simple amino acids from basic precursors in a lab. The simple amino acids were produced in a lab. The experiment proved the hypothesis. The hypothesis has no relation to the theory other than as a conceptual prop.

Peer review decided that the experimental result proved the theory of planet formation. The leap involved in connecting a lab experiment with a speculative theory is what might otherwise be called clutching at straws, but it supported the narrative of godless existence so peer review decided that the theory was as good as gold.

A direct causal link between the hypothesis and the theory doesn’t exist. It’s unseen. It’s what that we hope for. It’s a kind of evidence, but it’s circumstantial. Our previous deduction has shown us that believing in something that we can’t see because of evidence is a definition of faith. This means that theory is the scientific word for faith.


Where did you get here from?
1January 17th – Science Falsely So Called
2October 12th – Axiom III
– Navigate back to where you came from.

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