In today’s culture, our universities, and public schools are controlled by the secular left. This, unfortunately, is also true for most Catholic and Protestant schools, perhaps not to the extent of public schools. Anything having to do with religion or faith is verboten. Scientism rules the day at any of our learning institutions. Scientism is simply the belief that only the hard sciences can give us knowledge. J.P. Moreland, a noted philosopher and theologian, and an expert on scientism says that scientism is not a doctrine of science, but of philosophy. First of all, it is self-refuting, that is, it commits suicide the minute it is uttered; it cannot be proven by science. So, in effect, the proponents of such a view have failed to prove their own theory. A recent book by J.P. Moreland, “Scientism and Secularism,” makes the case that scientism is not only self-refuting but not coherent. Chapter six of this book starts with “These days, if an accepted scientific claim comes into conflict with an excepted non-scientific claim from another discipline (such as theology), which claim must be put aside? In our culture, the scientific claim always wins. Appealing to science always settles the issue.”
Now what has this to do the argument in support for the protection of the unborn and the dignity of human life? Well, plenty. You see the secular educators, and that is probably over 90% of all our teachers, love to brag that they are pro-science and those of us who support the unborn are anti-science. Our view, they would say, is based on religion and opinion. However, they ignore the elephant in the room. It has been a scientific position that the unborn are human and that life begins at conception. This is not new; it has been known for a very long time. Click herefor more information. Here are a couple of quotes from the best scientific minds on this issue:
Dr. Jerome Lejeune, “Father of Modern Genetics” and discoverer of the cause of Down’s Syndrome, stated, “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion . . . it is plain experimental evidence.”
Dr. Hymie Gordon, Chairman, Department of Genetics at Mayo Clinic, stated, “Byall the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.”
Now, who is anti-science? It’s breathtaking to see how easily the scientism of our culture and our universities choose to ignore their own declaration that science is the only way of knowing anything. Even without science, you can easily understand that life begins at the first stage, conception, followed by an embryo. All of us started that way. Life has stages. To say that you’re not human at the beginning but are human at a later stage, makes no logical sense. Who is to determine when life begins, if not at the beginning when the sperm and the egg come together?
The question that must be asked is what is the unborn? Scott Klusendorf, one of America’s most eloquent defenders of the unborn says this is the crucial question. Klusendorf speaks around the country in defense of the unborn. Click herefor a short three-minute video by Klusendorf on how to argue with a secular person, based on knowledge, science, philosophy and logic only.