Indeed, the enormous importance of scientific research, and its great contribution to the advancement of human knowledge, should not be underestimated. While regarding this contribution to improving life, the question of whether the enormous damage it has inflicted on humanity – from weapons of mass destruction to the destruction of world ecology – is worth the benefit it has brought is beyond the scope of this article.
The problem is that with their rise and prestige, scientists have begun to express opinions on issues that do not really belong to their area of expertise, to say the least, such as the question of the existence of GOD and the truth of religions. While in the past these topics belonged to philosophers and theologians, now physicists and biologists are using their research as the basis for philosophical pronouncements. This tendency to express opinions beyond the scope of their expertise is encouraged by the public. Some even claim that science is the modern replacement for traditional philosophy.
For example, we often come across questions or surveys such as: Do scientists believe in GOD? Are most scientists atheists? What is the percentage of religious scientists? And so on. Supposedly, if it is proven that most scientists are atheists, that will be evidence in favor of atheism, because if the scientists say so, they probably know better than the ignorant masses.