“If you pick out the proper verses of the Bible and interpret them with sufficient ingenuity, you can maintain that the Bible says for instance, that “Let there be light” is the theological translation of “big bang,” and that six days is not very different from fifteen billion years and you can freely state that the latest astronomical theories support Genesis.
What characterizes the value of science is not the particular conclusions it comes to. What characterizes the value of science is its methodology, the system it uses to arrive at those conclusions.
A hundred sages, though speaking ever so wisely, can neveroffer anything more persuasive than an imperative “Believe!”
Since human beings can be found to believe each of the hundred sages, there are endless quarrels over points of doctrine, and people have hated vigorously in the name of love and have murdered enthusiastically in the name of peace.”
- Isaac Asimov