Wisdom vs. Science
Mr. Stephen Hawking died today March 14, 2018 at age 76. In one of his famous quotes he said about his views of humanity:
"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special" - Stephen Hawkins Interview in Der Spiegel, October 1988
Friend, I don’t know about you but I am thankful I don’t draw my value as a human being from that worldview. I believe science is meant to be ablessing to humanity but science without the recognition of its author is just plagiarism gone wild! The view that humanity is just an accident of a bunch of bacteria swimming together and evolving to become monkeys and eventually human intelligence is... non sense! Science is great; medicine is great, chemistry is great, every form of science that leads to the improvement of human life is great but any science that attempts to recreate, discover or understand from the perspective that humans are “just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star” is dangerous science, endangering the very worth of human life.
We live in a globalized world suffering from identity crisis. We want to know where we come from but refuse to accept any form of worldview considered religious or ancient therefore it has become the responsibility of the the scientific world to enlighten the world’s minds with ideas that doesn’t settle the human innate crave for truth. We want knowledge for truth and understand good and evil but whatever little we have we use to kill and to destroy. Any worldview that accepts such minimal value to human life will be ok with aborting 300 million unborn children. Any worldview that accepts such minimal value of human life will be ok with the devaluation of human worth because after all as Stephen Hawkins believed, “we are just an advanced breed of monkeys.”
Mr. Hawkins, I am sorry you didn’t get to experience more than an existencial life during your time here. I truly admired your intellect and crave to discover the genesis of life. I wish you had opened your mind to more than just your imagination. God is the creator of science and had you acknowledge His existence your brilliant mind could have been used to add so much more to humanity. The one who acknowledges God and respects His position of creator and author of the universe begins the journey of wisdom!
Thiago Gonçalves, Th.M.
Missionary & Evangelist