Has Science really proven Biblical creation false?

Don’t fall for the hype.

“Claim: Science has proven Biblical creation false.”

Let’s examine this a bit. This claim requires proven scientific models (ie ‘true’ models) that preclude the 6 day creation as recounted in Genesis. Do such models exist?

Reality: Science has no models that match all observations.

Science has multiple tentative models each of which matches some of the observations, and some of these models contradict Biblical creation.

Much confusion exists among the public about what science has proven. This is understandable given the misleading and exaggerated statements that are made. For example, consider Hawking’s A Brief History of Time

The theoretical astrophysicist, Professor Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University, in his best-selling book A Brief History of Time, claimed that his big-bang theory was “in agreement with all the observational evidence that we have today.” In the introduction to that book, one of America’s leading astrophysicists of the day, the late Professor Carl Sagan of Cornell University, said, “This book is also about God . . . or perhaps about the absence of God . . . a universe with no edge in space and no beginning or end in time, and nothing for a Creator to do.”
– Hartnett, John; Alex Williams (2005-07-01). Dismantling The Big Bang (Kindle Locations 933-938). Master Books. Kindle Edition.

But Wait – There’s More! We keep saying that the devil is in the details, so now consider this:

Now the casual reader might reasonably conclude from this that Hawking’s big-bang theory explained the origin of the universe. In Hawking’s own words, it agreed with all the evidence (i.e., it explained everything), and Professor Sagan clearly understood this to be Hawking’s meaning as he said it left nothing for a Creator to do — it had all been explained with physics! Surprisingly, this is not the case. A few sentences after Professor Hawking claimed that his big-bang theory had explained all the evidence, he admitted that among the few remaining unanswered questions was the question of the origin of the stars and galaxies. – Hartnett, John; Alex Williams (2005-07-01). Dismantling The Big Bang (Kindle Locations 939-944). Master Books. Kindle Edition.

So the thinking skeptic must be aware that well known scientists are guilty of much hyperbole in claiming the Bible is proven false.

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