What is Science?
We keep hearing “follow the science” when it comes to wearing face coverings and social distancing but what does that really mean? In the context of COVID-19 it translates into do what I say because what I say is the truth because it follows the science of our time.
There are many definitions of “Science” and each one depends upon the context of who the author is and their desired outcome? It’s kind of like practicing law or medicine, even after obtaining the degree, hanging it on the office wall the holder is still “practicing”.
Science is the study of the physical and natural world through observations and experiments.
The Short Answer: Science consists of observing the world by watching, listening, observing, and recording. Science is curiosity in thoughtful action about the world and how it behaves. Anyone can think like a scientist
According to this Wikipedia article that claims the earliest roots of science can be traced to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia around 3500 to 3000 BCE.
So what did people do before that?
Maybe they did what many of us still do today – what is printed on the currency of the United States:
IN GOD WE TRUST
Early man didn’t have the written word of God like we have. However they had the next best thing and actual words from the Lord God creator of everything and the author of life itself.
Once God says something, it becomes fact so when scientists test theories or scientific ideas they are simply proving what God has already deemed as fact. So when politicians say “follow the science” what they really should be saying is follow what God has said.
Humans are created to cluster together, not become isolated “islands” void of outside human contact. That is why it is so important for families to gather together; children to interact in schools; workers to interconnect on the job and is the best reason for opening our nation up and getting back to normal.
The most important science to follow is that of common sense. It’s been tested and tried since the beginning of time and when used properly will enable us to survive a great many trials and tribulations as long as we place our trust in Christ alone.
Where do you place your trust?
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:15, NKJV) – I am the Real Truckmaster!