Dear Science

Tyler Francke has a new post up at God of Evolution. In it, he suggests that Christians could do with writing a letter to science along the following lines:

Dear Science,

We have been unfaithful to you, and we are sorry. Young-earth creationism could never measure up to you — what the heck were we thinking?

Please forgive us. Please take us back.

Forever yours (for reals this time),


While some of us have done so, and some never needed to, it would be wonderful to see Christianity as a whole typified by this sentiment. Click through to see the whole post.

Of related interest, see Pete Enns’ latest post about challenges to staying Christian, the conclusion of Mike Beidler’s series “Confronting Our Fears” on the Celebrating Evolving Creation site, and an interesting post in the Google+ Talk.Origins group on how genetics proves evolution.

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  • arcseconds

    ‘Dear Science’ is also the name of a critically-acclaimed album by T.V. on the Radio.

    the opening track is my favourite track:

    Although ‘Dancing Choose’ has my favourite lyric:

    i see you figured in your action pose
    foam-injected axl rose,
    life size

    It doesn’t mean a whole lot as far as I can tell (the rest of the lyrics are better in that sense), but it always brings a smile to my face.

    • arcseconds

      oh yeah, here’s the letter to Science that one of the band members wrote which inspired the album cover:

      Dear Science, please start solving problems and curing diseases or shut the fuck up.

      • James F. McGrath

        Thanks for sharing this. I saw the image had an original context that I needed to explore and listen to – I had not heard about them before. I will doing some listening soon!

      • David Evans

        Science should start curing diseases? What a good idea. Let’s start by eliminating smallpox.

        Oh wait…

        • arcseconds

          Well, hopefully Science is big enough not to get too upset by a silly note from a rock musician stuck somewhere in a recording studio.