This really is a gem of an article for all of us involved in Dawa, and that is of course all of us! I hope!
It's one of those matters that really is so important to remember when confronted by that edifice we call "Science". It can, rather like Musa witnessing the trickery of the magicians, seem rather daunting. We just have to remember that there is a difference between Haqq (truth) and dhunn (speculation).
I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" by Stephan Hawkins some years ago, and noting how scientists in the former USSR, a self proclaimed atheist state, rejected any scientific theories that suggested that there might be a God. So much for scientific impartiality!
Of course advocates of science as the ultimate means to truth claim that false theories and data is eventually weeded out, but in this age of consumerism and ideological extremism (including secular fundamentalism expounded by the like of Richard Dawkins of the present "God Delusion" best seller fame) unbiased science is looking like it might become a rare commodity. The moment research becomes based upon results that promote the interests of those providing the funds for the grants for research, all we end up having is "science" that supports the ideals and aims of big business and multi-national corporations that have the big bucks!
A justice system only accessible to those who can afford it, its not a justice system. So "science" that only supports the ideals of a particular interest group is no longer science, since one of its defining characteristics is supposed to be objectivity and the means for any theory and data to be falsified. Hardly possible on such a financial one way street, especially as scientific research becomes more specialized and complex.
Anyway read and enjoy: