I’m on an email list where people have been tossing around the notion of Evolution as “change we can believe in.”
I’m reminded of a brochure put out by the National Council of Churches in 2006 on “Science, Religion, and the Teaching of Evolution in Public School Science Classes.” Here’s what it has to say about the nature of science:
What is science?
Science is the study of the material, processes, and forces of the natural world. Science is not about belief; it is about how things work. One cannot “believe” in science or “believe” in evolution. Science is about the exploration of natural causes to explain natural phenomena. Science is empirical, which means that questions of truth are established through experimenting and testing. There are no absolutes in science; all issues are open to retesting and reconsideration.