The “science” that developed from the Enlightenment was atheistic dogmatism, a Satan-inspired (Genesist 3:5) attempt to find final answers about reality after presupposing that there could be no God in the Biblical sense. True science–observation and experimentation to develop better ways of dealing with reality–came from Christianity.
National Geographic is disturbed that people don’t trust science as their substitute for God, and become atheists who mistake scientific observation for final reality like their writers do.
The funny thing is that the National Geographic writer admits that science cannot give final answers. “Scientific results are always provisional, susceptible to being overturned by some future experiment or observation. Scientists rarely proclaim an absolute truth or absolute certainty. Uncertainty is inevitable at the frontiers of knowledge.”
Yet he feels free to pronounce the idea that there is nothing special about the earth, biological evolution, and man-caused global warming as absolute certainties, based on highly contested atheistic dogma and hysteria, not on careful scientific observation. He even admits that science cannot convince people of the truth of such issues, and says that promoters of them must resort to political advocacy and other deceit, not science. So of course science cannot be trusted to give final answers about anything. That is not its purpose. Atheism is what gives him final answers, as in any religion. It is a matter of where one’s faith resides.