No Franklin,Ã‚Â Creationist collect, test and analyze data for a Creationist point a view.Ã‚Â An Evolutionist on the other hand collects, tests and analyzes for their belief in evolution.Ã‚Â
Was this how it all started?
Did Darwin, brought up to be a Creationist, as were all Christians in 19th century Europe, think "I know! It's all down to something I'll call 'evolution' and I'll make everything I find fit what I define 'evolution' to be."
Or did Darwin collect a mass of data, discover that the account in Genesis didn't explain it, and begin to look for a naturalistic mechanism which did?
Why would the scientific community, Christians and non-Christians alike, have a "belief" in evolution?
Scientists are only interested in stuff that works; that can be tested and which they can use to make accurate predictions.
They are apparently satisfied that evolution can be tested, and they are apparently satisfied that the theory as to how it works enables them to make accurate predictions.
If someone switches on an electric light, is that because she "believes in electricity"? Or is it because she knows what electricity does?
The scientific method may be described as the collecting, analysing and testing of data, and then searching for the best ways of accounting for it.
What is the "Creationist scientific method?"
"...a truth, will always be a truth, no matter what new truths we find. Evolution itself has not been proven as a fact, or truth therefore it's still a theory, or hypothesis
Actually defining a "truth" isn't that easy - what's true for Jane may not be true for John. For Jane, it is a truth that the sun rises every morning. For John, who's blind, the sun only exists to the extent that he can feel it's warmth. He has no idea about its rising or setting.
Peter has a mental disorder and for him it is a truth that the Government is tracking his every move and monitoring his every conversation, and even making him ill from time to time. Try persuading him it isn't true, and see how far you get.
As for evolution, the scientific community, consisting of Christians and non-Christians, is satisfied it exists. The Theory of Evolution which accounts for it is not a hypothesis, just as Einstein's Theory of Relativity is not a hypothesis.
It provides a working model which will only be discarded when something better comes along.
So...big moment for the Creationist Scientists.
Except there's a snag there because accounting for all the data according to the Creationist model requires miracles and interventions by a supernatural entity, neither of which can be explained or understood.
If I'm wrong, please put me right.