I think the so called, “razor occam” or whatever it’s called is rather comical since in reality the opposite is really more accurate. That is that,
The solution with the greatest element of mystery, not the fewest assumptions has the highest probability of accuracy. (But, it does have an application when it comes to Darwinism ironically perhaps, and not to its benefit.)
Anyway, here’s an axiom that you can bank on,
“The accuracy of any scientific theory is inversely proportional to it’s ignorance of the universe’s Designer.”
“An accurate understanding of any aspect of the universe can only be revealed by it’s Designer.”
To carry this a little further,
“The degree to which science can produce accurate conclusions is the degree to which those conclusions preserve the mystery of the answer.”
As for definitions:
Evolution- The creation myth popularized by Charles Darwin that suggests that all living things have and continue to create themselves by the spontaneous generation of novel genetic information and so-called “natural selection”.
Science- The pursuit of understanding the universe by solely human means and therefore in effect the further obscurity of its mystery and reality.
One of my favorite memories of my teenage years was all those summer days I spent out on the Severn River on my little sailboat. It sort of changed my perspective on that thing we call, “wind”. Boats are designed to operate on a liquid substrate and that means that drifting is what they do quite naturally. Whereas with the automobile, drifting on it’s solid substrate can be quite dangerous and as a sport, very demanding of man and machine.
In a boat, one way to over come drifting is to “make headway”, or in other words, forwad motion. With my boat that could be achieved in 3 different ways: by rowing with oars, by letting the wind push it with its sails, or running its little outboard motor.
Stopping a boat is not very easy most of the time. You can turn off the motor, let down the sails and pull in the oars and even if the wind is completely calm, the boat will continue to drift with currents, thermal convection, intertia and so-forth. So, every wise sailor keeps an anchor and a length of rope on board. The anchor lets you tether your boat from a more or less fixed location as the anchor digs into the mud and sand beneath your boat and the rope tied to it is also (or should be) tied to the boat itself, generally near the “bow” or the front.
There was a story in the news recently on a small fishing boat tossed its crew overboard in rough seas. Years later the unmanned boat was discovered drifting 3000 miles away in another part of the world entirely!
As human beings we rely on an anchor of a different kind we call, “reality”. How we understand the universe and the world around us sets a framework for how we make decisions and live our lives. As a young child I understood that I could trust my Creator to take care of the areas of my life that were out of my direct control. It was an anchor of faith that I could rely on that was there to help me overcome fear and anxiety about things I didn’t understand and scary situations.
The tree in the Garden of Eden represented distrust in the Creator for the first people that Jesus created. Today, science represents that distrust as well. Science has cut our anchor line as a society from our faith in our Creator and His Scriptures and teachings and is attempting to reattach our faith to man’s understand and ideas about reality. An understanding borne out of the senses and mathematics, rather than coming from the Author of reality itself. Without the Creator’s revelation of His own information about His reality that He has designed for us, we are left with the feeble notions that man comes up with.