Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter” (ESV).
The scientific process is the godly, royal exercise to search out and inherit what God conceals. God is never surprised by true scientific discoveries, and science done right never contradicts the Bible. No truth exposes Him, because hiding the truth was His idea of “honor” in the first place. This is God’s plan: He hides, we seek. The scientific process is an exercise of faith and the gift of God.
Unfortunately, Semmelweis was not celebrated. People thought his findings were wrong and unimportant, from his peers and superiors at theVienna General Hospital’s First Obstetrical Unit to the European scientific establishment. Handwashing didn’t catch on until years later. PhDs can be wrong. That same story happens over and over in the history of sci- ence: Affirmation from the establishment does not equal a job well done.
Despite what evolutionists say, real science does not have a worldview qualification entrance exam. Anyone curious enough to learn can play.
This is the freedom of good science! You can trust God’s Word writ- ten and His Word manifested. Science means reading, believing, and acting on Romans 1:20:
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse . . .” (ESV).
Faithful science curriculum is built on that truth, because the goal of science is to understand (“noeo” is Greek for understand) the things that are made. God has made the world in such a way that you cannot fully know Him without getting your hands dirty. You cannot clearly see Him unless you have studied the things that have been made. This is a design feature. It is His backyard and we get to play in it!