“Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to understanding the real struggle between Science and the Supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community of unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to naturalism … for we cannot allow a Divine foot in the door.”–Richard Lewontin, Geneticist
Why are we asking scientists to acknowledge some paltry claim that, even if admitted, shouldn’t change the process of Science? For a scientist, any indication of divine intervention wouldn’t alter their intent of investigation. An honest scientist, upon the development of new evidence, will alter his or her process as is necessary. I couldn’t care less whether a scientist acknowledge, or be open to the possibility of, some form of divinity while searching for the answers to larger questions regarding our existence.
In relation to Christianity, which is made unique due to the personal relationship with Jesus one nurtures through the holy spirit, science is inconsequent. Even if a scientist did “expose” God, that God would most likely take the form of a universal God which would be assigned to all of existence in a way that requires nothing…that God would still, as divinity is now, take the form of whomever decided to believe or follow this new deity. The two major religions of the world, Christianity and Islam, want nothing to do with a universal deity. Jesus Christ and Mohammed exist in opposition to the world and their morality is not characterized by a universal, or easily understood, ethic.
A universal God will bear no consequence if such a force were proven to exist, or, I would think that it would yield rather unfavorable results. The same thing goes with Christianity– A benevolent result can only be attained through a non-coerced personal approach which becomes evident in the behavior of that singular person.
The marriage of science and religion would work wonders for the politician, it would work wonders for manipulation (hell, the vacuum of Christ already does), but remain meaningless for one who is truly devoted to God through faith.