I'm really tired of the smugness of pundits like Ann McFeatters (columnist for McClatchy-Tribune in the Sun Herald OpEd piece: For a great many Americans, the search for truth has ended) and national leaders like John Kerry, secretary of state, (Nation/World, Sun Herald, Feb. 17).
They speak with expert authority about facts of science, of course citing scientists of their choice, when much of the time they are referring to theories that have not been conclusively proven with the scientific method.
Remember the Big Bang Theory, Darwin's Theory of Evolution, and Einstein's Theory of Relativity? It is generally accepted in the scientific community that scientific theories seek to supply strong evidence for but not absolute proof of the truth of the conclusion. How deep and accurate are Ann's and John's understanding of the science theories they cite?
They also pontificate about the low level of intelligence of people like me, based solely on their analysis of our belief in God as the creator and controller of this vast universe. I do have verifiable academic and professional science and technology credentials.
Contrary to what Ann and John have recently expressed, there are many Christians like me who actually believe it makes logical sense that the world is older than 6,000 years old, the Big Bang theory is probably how God created the universe, the earth is round, and climate change occurs every day.
Christians also believe mankind has the responsibility of doing its best to protect and preserve the earth and its environment.
It is my belief that for Christians, there can absolutely be no conflict between God and true science, since we believe God created true science.