Originally Posted by Fish
I'm not sure what science indoctrination you're speaking of. What do you mean by that? And I'd say a better description is trusting the scientific method. Faith is belief in something with no evidence. Trust is based upon a pattern of evidence.
I don't think science should be looked at as infallible or constant. Not in the slightest. Science is ever changing. And that's not a bad thing at all as long as it's almost always changing for the better. Improving. Change is fine as long as it's in the proper direction. The laws of nature need continuous challenge and reevaluation.
I could literally name hundreds of examples in the past 50 years where "theory" was accepted as "fact" with very little actual evidence. That's the definition of faith. Faith in the news media or our government is still faith. It doesn't suddenly become trust just because it's grounded in secularism.
We have to be able to think critically about science and religion, as they both have a place. Unfettered religion, without science, leads to theocracies and burning witches. Unfettered science, without religion (or similar moral construct) leads to eugenics and arms races. Remember, the founding fathers of the US space program believed in a "science" that put a man on the moon...and 6 million Jews in gas chambers...
And I, like others, don't want this thread relegated to DC, so I will leave it at that.