Scientific Atheism

I just discovered a web page called “Scientific Atheism”.
Needless to say, I was a little stunned and appalled at the idiotic implied claim of atheism being scientific or atheism having any relation to science.
 
Let us be perfectly clear. There is absolutely no such thing as “scientific atheism”. Science, real science, is contrary to atheism is every way.
 
All the founders of modern science were theists, mostly Christians. Contrary to popular but ignorance-based objections by atheists to this fact, they all based their science on their belief in a personal God with an intelligible universe. Yes, their theism had everything to do with their science.
As C.S. Lewis rightly stated, 
“Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator. In most modern scientists this belief has died [I would say has been subtly slaughtered by the idiocy of materialism and secular humanism]…” M. D. Aeschliman C. S. Lewis on Mere Science 1998 First Things 86 (October, 1998)
Atheism is in fact, the real anti-science. As we see more and more today.
 
Scientist W.R. Thompson wrote,
“The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. This is already evident in the reckless statements of Haeckel and in the shifty, devious and histrionic argumentation of T. H. Huxley… This general tendency to eliminate, by means of unverifiable speculations, the limits of the categories Nature presents to us, is the inheritance of biology from The Origin of Species. To establish the continuity required by theory, historical arguments are invoked, even though historical evidence is lacking. Thus are engendered those fragile towers of hypothesis based on hypothesis, where fact and fiction intermingle in an inextricable confusion.”— W.R. Thompson, “Introduction,” to Everyman’s Library issue of Charles Darwin’s, Origin of Species (1956 edition).
The situation has only worsened since that was written.
 
Indeed. We now have an unobservable, unverifiable multiverse, for example, spoken of as though it really exists. We have major name scientists making ludicrous statements like Lawrence Krauss’ and pals, “A Universe from Nothing”.  We have the whole Darwinian theory that is a major disaster in the history of science. We have dozens of purely speculative hypotheses being passed off as though valid theories or even facts.  We have naive theories on star formation and planet formation that are full of insurmountable problems, yet passed off as facts in many science documentaries, magazines, and journals. 
 
The agnostic physicist David Berlinski has written a poignant critique of this kind of foolishness in his book “The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions“.
On the inside cover of the book, intro­ducing his subject, he wrote, 

“Has anyone provided a proof of God’s inexistence?
Not even close.

Has quantum cosmology explained the emergence of the universe and why it is here?
Not even close.

Have the sciences explained why our universe seems to be fine-tuned to allow for the existence of life?
Not even close.

Are physicists and biologists willing to believe anything so long as it is not religious thought?
Close enough.

Has rationalism in moral thought provided us with an understanding of what is good, what is right, and what is moral?
Not close enough.

Has secularism in the terrible twentieth century been a force for good?
Not even close to being close.

Is there a narrow and oppressive orthodoxy of thought and opinion within the sciences?
Close enough.

Does anything in the sciences or in their philosophy justify the claim that religious belief is irrational?
Not even ballpark.

Is scientific atheism a frivolous exercise in intellectual con­tempt?
Dead on.”

Atheism accords absolutely no reason why we should expect law and order and a comprehensible universe and thus no reason for any science at all. If this trend keeps up, the end of pure, rational, observation and logic-based science is in sight. And it will not end well.
Indeed, atheism provides no reason to even believe the universe is rational. A universe without a rational maker should not itself be rational. It has no rationality behind it. Bags of meat, rocks and stars are not rational. Nature is not rational. Rationality itself, just like morality (Wilson, Ruse), in atheism is nothing but an illusion of the brain which according to atheism, evolved of non-rational processes.

As Francis Crick put it,

“The Astonishing Hypothesis is that “You,” your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. As Lewis Carroll’s Alice might have phrased: “You’re nothing but a pack of neurons.” This hypothesis is so alien to the ideas of most people today that it can truly be called astonishing”. (p. 3) -Francis Crick (1994) The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons

Really? If atheism is true then yes. But then he should have added that your science and your logic are also nothing but a pack of neurons, the results of a vast assembly of nerve cells and thus have no relation to reality.
That page, and all others like it, should be assailed by knowledgeable theists, debunking the foolishness of the “scientific atheism” nonsense. There is no such thing. It is the latest atheist delusion.
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