What’s the most effective way to win over thousands of fans is one fell swoop? Declare a positive relationship between science and religion, that’s how!
And in this, now world famous, quote you can go a step further and declare atheism the enemy of science. Now sit back and watch the adoring new fans throw their money at you. The next book that gets written is guaranteed to be a best seller! Who needs integrity anyway?
The rationalists are of course, sitting there, scratching their heads, wondering when it was the science didn’t support the notion of not coming to a conclusion when there isn’t enough information.
Worse than that, the whole point of religion, especially the Christian one, is to do exactly that, jump to a firm conclusion, one that makes you feel all cuddly, and then pick what looks like it supports the idea. But be very careful not to pick too many bits of science otherwise you run into the problem of replication, best to keep the mystery bit at the fore front, that’s the important part. Can’t be having make believe stand in the bare light of scrutiny after all.
Maybe science will take Templeton more seriously when a Templeton prize subject also wins a Nobel.
Do scientists have to be atheists?
Can a scientist be open to the possibility that God exists?
At least one leading scientist in the news thinks that atheism is not consistent with the scientific method.
What world-renowned physicist said this?
“Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method. Atheism is a belief in non-belief. So you categorically deny something you have no evidence against. I’ll keep an open mind because I understand that human knowledge is limited.”
This millionaire cosmologist is a native of Brazil and an ultramarathon runner.
Who is he?
This man grew up in Rio de Janeiro’s Jewish community which provided him a sense of identity and community. He said,
Science does not kill God. . . . You hear very famous scientists making pronouncements like, “Cosmology has explained the origin of the universe and the whole, and we don’t need God anymore.” That’s…
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