The coronavirus crisis has caused various sorts of soul-searching in and scrutiny of modern societal foundations, especially science.
First off, we have seen how limited the knowledge of science often is. Covid-19 was a phantom in the night. And still is. Science has yet to get its brains around it. Is it really that bad? Is it worse? How many actually died? Those long-term effects: of what severity? Why are some all but unaffected while others suffer calamitous consequences, or limp along for months and longer? And where, by the way, did it originate?
We have seen how deliberately and slowly science often functions. It has to be cautious. But a deliberate pace did not work in this situation. And the rigidity of the “scientific method” — revered as nearly a religious practice — often excludes or delays truth, to mankind’s detriment.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the face of scientific deliberation during the pandemic and one reason there were all the vicissitudes — first masks weren’t necessary, then they saw they were; no school closures necessary; forget that: yes they were — is because data arrived in fits and starts, often pouring forth contradicting indications.
Depending on sample size and other variables, a study of the same thing frequently yields different conclusions.
To be fair (and just about no one believes in that anymore), covid is a new breed of contagion, totally unlike the flu (don’t compare it to that). One can understand the confusion. It was an unprecedented situation that was moving at warp speed around the world and far too fast for the vaunted scientific method.
But it is high time to dispense with the worship of science. And also high time to stop wasting money on duplicative studies, agencies, and laboratories (especially those that meddle with dangerous pathogens, without really understanding them). Science has accomplished many truly remarkable things. It has saved and prolonged countless lives. It has all but eradicated polio, measles, and smallpox. It has made child birth and infancy vastly safer. It does amazing surgeries. It also has caused much harm (and distance from our spiritual roots, and thus confusion over the true origins of many problems). Atom bombs, carcinogenic chemicals, nuclear wastes, non-biodegradable plastic, birth control pills, modern abortion, and disfiguring medications (see thalidomide) are among its inventions (or should one say, “bad fruits”).
The point we’d like to make is how, despite all the good and even brilliant, well-meaning scientific strategies, they always fall short or bear side effects (see those commercials for various medicines) without guidance from God.
Behind those ivy-covered stones, there is precious little of that.
We reflect back on the “1990 prophecy,” which in that year had said: “My greatest nemesis is science, even more so than the media. The science that alters life, the science which creates a counterfeit heaven, the science that toils with the womb and genes, the science that has filled the air with the power of the enemy, the science which creates chemical witchcraft and fouls the earth, the science which seeks to create life but cannot in actuality even sustain it, the science which has denied God. This will fall, and all of its creations with it.”
[resources: Tower of Light]