Some comments on this excerpt from Nancy Pearcey’s article entitled Why Intelligent Design Will Win: Five Reasons to Keep an Open, Educated Mind Check out the full article for some context.

…Darwinist theory claims that the design in nature is not real but only apparent, a product of blind, mechanical forces. As arch-Darwinian Richard Dawkins said in a recent Salon interview, evolution produces “the illusion of design.” The implication for science, as Richard Rorty elaborates so clearly, is that truth is not “out there” to be discovered but is merely a social construction. Such postmodernist notions threaten to undercut the scientific enterprise…

I think that not only do they threaten to undercut the scientific enterprise, they already have. If you look at the ‘progress’ of science over the last few decades, it becomes clear that this ‘progress’ has become only a social construction. The controversy over the publication of Steve Myers’ now infamous journal article is good proof of this. It’s no longer about retaining the integrity of science as it is about retaining the ivory tower of the scientific academy. All this is yet another example of how Christians need only to be faithful in their profession and God will use it. The naturalist’s scientific world is imploding bit by bit. Psalm 135 says,

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them.

These Darwinian ‘scientists’ are slowly distancing themselves from their only basis for true science and as a result are becoming increasingly like their idols; that is blind, deaf, and mute. And in a world where the opposition has such a handicap, faithfulness in science will reap benefits that are leaps and bounds ahead of the ‘science’ of their secular counterparts.