Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.(Jeremiah 11:8) KJV
Popular science (SciPop) is an inductive rationalization of the premise that the universe has no divine or supernatural cause. It’s an outgrowth of our corrupt nature and embodies our desire to be free from the judgement of God.
Part of us hates God and what we perceive as his overbearing domination of creation. Some of us are able to understand the mercy involved in allowing us to exist and so we overcome this evil intent and submit ourselves to the will of God. However, it’s not always easy and we can still feel resentful at times about why God hasn’t done more to facilitate the often winding paths we take through life. It’s easy to convince ourselves that wrong is right, black is white, and justify our bad and self-destructive decisions.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?(Jeremiah 17:9) KJV
For some of us the desire to be free of God’s omnipotent power takes on the form of an intellectual challenge. We try to free ourselves from God’s influence and control by concocting elaborate rationale about why God doesn’t matter, or even exist. However, it’s not the freedom which comes from obeying the Lord, it’s a false sense of security which requires denying the truth. The people who show us compelling reasons for why denying the truth is the only sensible thing to do are hailed as enlightened minds, and this has allowed the development of the modern age. As a result most people today believe that the Star Trek universe is real and belief in God is merely an optional extra.