The place of science and all disciplines is to discover that God is the source and summit of all creation, both spiritually and materially. At times we are like children who believe when we discovered something previously unexplained, we are responsible for its very existence. In reality, the whole process of its creation, structure and its nature has not come from the fact of our discovering its existence, but from the fact of the existence of a superior being which has existed before all other created things have existed. In addition, this superior being must be the first cause for all other causes which exist.
In our world there are things which have not existed, but now do, and will in turn pass out of existence, such as plants and animals. These material things will die, there must be a superior being which does not depend upon others for its existence. It must have always existed.
The things of nature contain within themselves a certain perfection which, as it is studied more carefully reveals a wonderful perfection limited to that particular object. While we rightly admire the particular beauty of a flower, a vista of nature, or the boundless complexity of the human person, we at the same time must realize that these particular perfections must reside completely and totally in a superior being with an intelligence far beyond our own.
Finally, useful things are designed for a purpose which is conceived by their designer. The parts of a car individually do not make up a car, but when they function properly together, we say a car has been created. The human being with its intelligence does not account for the source of all intelligence. There must exist a superior being whose intelligence was not acquired from another and is far beyond our own.
says in the Acts of the Apostles, "The God who made the world and all that is in
it, the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human
hands, nor is he served by human hands because he needs anything. Rather,
it is he who gives to everyone life and breath and everything. He made
from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and
he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people
might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not
far from any one of us" (Acts 17:24-27).
While both Darwin and Huxley do use the word religion, They use the term to refer to the vague recognition of a "higher power" which is both distinct from and unknowable in the human experience. To them, the truly scientific mind rejects as undesirable superstitions existence outside of the human experience, the existence of the supernatural, and the existence of an eternity of rewards or punishments.
Their view of the world is based on materialism which is separate from the reality of the existence of a personal God who has revealed himself to us throughout history and to whom each is individually responsible. Their materialism is founded upon what can be proven by the scientific method accepting only what is knowable and understandable to the human mind.
Over the years as the theory of evolution is taught, we find many of the various religious faiths accepting its scientific statements perhaps not realizing that its underpinnings are rooted in a system which replaces God as the first cause and end of man. This theory states that man's reason is the only true source of knowledge and certitude. Man is the highest example of material perfection, and science is his partner, since its conclusions are based upon reasonably observable and measurable data.
The reliance upon human reason and the scientific method above all else, gives rise to a new focus upon the purpose of education and the study of man's social structures (Sociology). While Sociology can do no more than identify, record, and comment upon the structures man has created for himself over the years, with varying degrees of success, its focus is not upon a higher law guiding human relationships. When Sociology becomes the only source and guide for human living, it must ignore God, His revealed Divine Law and His Natural Law along with our responsibilities to them. The fabric of society is thereby weakened and its foundation threatened when its basic code of moral right and wrong is removed from schools and public life. While the proper role of society is to insure that the God-given rights to all humans, born and unborn, are properly protected, the poor goal of substituting special interests and philosophies contrary to these rights is only self-serving, based upon the weakness of pride, does not promote the common good, and is morally corrupt.
To propose a theory based upon the assumption that all living matter has evolved or progressed from simple forms to complex forms in which man is no more than the most perfected example is not science but philosophy.