The Limitations of Scientific Truth: Why Science Can't Answer Life's Ultimate Questions

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Brush examines the inherent limitations of scientific truth and reveals why biblical truth offers the only authority that can be completely trusted on issues of eternal consequence.

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“Science is a process of searching for the truth, and there are few things more certain in science than the fact that as the process continues, current theories will be revised and eventually abandoned in favor of new theories.”

—From the Preface

The “sky is the limit” achievements of science are mind-boggling, impressive, and, for many, seem to be convincing proof that science is the final authority—even over biblical truth. Many Christians, secretly concerned that it knows something we don’t, find the claims of science unsettling.

In this clear, thoughtful book, scientist Nigel Brush confronts these fears with an evaluative look at science’s limitations—temporal, logical, cultural, spatial, and empirical—and develops a more realistic model of what kind of “truth” science can legitimately provide. While affirming its great value, Brush exposes science’s shifting foundations and its inability to answer life’s ultimate question: why am I here? Only the Bible can answer metaphysical questions like this with reliable, unchanging truth.

“This is a long overdue check on contemporary scientism which put unfounded fear into Christians who often struggle unnecessarily to reconcile their faith with the changing science of the day.”

—Norman Geisler
President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

“In a concise and direct manner, archeologist-anthropologist Nigel Brush has effectively removed the underpinnings from the widespread belief that the natural sciences provide the only legitimate avenue to ultimate truth. . . . Christians who read the book will overcome the fear that Christian faith will somehow be discredited by the next scientific discovery.”

—Davis A. Young
Emeritus, Professor of Geology, Calvin College

Nigel Brush (Ph.D., UCLA) is an assistant professor of geology at Ashland University in Ohio. A committed Christian and scientist, he has conducted archaeological, geological, and environmental fieldwork in England, Canada, New York, Ohio, and California.

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Nigel Brush (Ph.D., UCLA) is professor of geology at Ashland University in Ohio. A committed Christian and scientist, he has supervised numerous archaeological excavations and conducted geological fieldwork in eastern and western North America and England. He and his wife, Anne, live surrounded by farms and forests on a ridge overlooking the town of Wooster, Ohio.

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