A biblical worldview not only enables you to do science well—”Thinking God’s thoughts after Him,” as Johannes Kepler put it—a biblical worldview enables you to do science with goodness.
A great deficiency of secular science is that it ignores the problem of the human condition. The fact is, the Nazis were among the most scientifically advanced people of their generation, making huge leaps in many areas of science. But look what they used their knowledge to do! The Holocaust is just one reminder that science alone not only does not eradicate the problem of evil—it can actually be used to enable it.
Secular science provides no framework for morality or loving one’s neighbor, while biblical science does.
There is no objective morality that restrains the worldview of secular science; by contrast, the biblical worldview demands morality because of the Lawgiver who created us. This is not to say that every secular scientist will use his knowledge to evil ends, or that every Christian scientist has used his knowledge to good ends. Yet secular science provides no framework for morality or loving one’s neighbor, while biblical science does. Secular science provides no overarching, compelling motivation to “do good” with the knowledge it obtains; whereas biblical science, when working consistently with its own worldview, sees “doing good” as paramount in every detail of life and learning.
It is hard to over-emphasize the importance of a moral, neighbor-loving science. The Google corporation, for instance, has famously made their motto “Don’t be evil,” because they recognize how easily the mass of information they are obtaining could be used for wrong and harmful purposes. Yet, without a biblical worldview to define what is “good” and what is “evil” they are also famously struggling (and constantly adjusting) how to apply this seemingly simple standard.
Not only does biblical science allow us to do science well, it demands of us that we do good with science.
The thing that has been unique to America is not secular science (think of China, Soviet Union, North Korea, Pakistan), but the fact that America—guided and constrained by a strong Christian influence—has used our technology to do much good.
Not only does biblical science allow us to do science well, it demands of us that we do good with science. Biblical science keeps us from killing babies, the elderly, and anyone else who doesn’t fit into our paradigm of useful, productive, or likeable. Biblical science defines what is truly good first, and pursues knowledge of the physical world second. This is how the Bible makes makes science good.