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Science and God

David Berlinski quote

Has anyone provided a proof of God’s inexistence?

Not even close.

Has quantum cosmology explained the emergence of the universe or why it is here?

Not even close.

Have the sciences explained why our universe seems to be fine-tuned to allow for the existence of life?

Not even close.

Are physicists and biologists willing to believe in anything so long as it is not religious thought?

Close enough.

Has rationalism in moral thought provided us with an understanding of what is good, what is right, and what is moral?

Not close enough.

Has secularism in the terrible twentieth century been a force for good?

Not even close to being close.

Is there a narrow and oppressive orthodoxy of thought and opinion within the sciences?

Close enough.

Does anything in the sciences or in their philosophy justify the claim that religious belief is irrational?

Not even ballpark.

Is scientific atheism a frivolous exercise in intellectual contempt?

Dead on.

– David Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions

 

3 thoughts on “Science and God

  1. David K says:

    “Has anyone provided a proof of God’s inexistence?”

    That is placing the cart before the horse, I’m still waiting on proof of the existence of a god. The rest of the questions appears to be an appeal to the god of the gaps.

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    • Kate says:

      Hi David. 🙂

      I’d recommend the following data/resources for your digestion:

      https://www.reasonablefaith.org/videos/debates

      That aside, David Berlinski is an agnostic. He is challenging scientific atheism’s common closedness in its claims that God’s inexistence is proven, evident, or a certain thing.

      He’s not making an argument from ignorance (“Because science has not proven God’s inexistence, therefore God’s existence is proven”).

      God’s existence has been made evident through many media, including science and the world and universe it studies.

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      • David K says:

        Thank you for your response… I’m not necessarily an “Evolutionist” so your God vs. Evolution videos do not address my question to you. I wonder if you have read the comments associated with those videos….

        Science does not set out to prove or disprove the existence of a god therefore the default answer is not “therefore God’s existence is proven. Again, that seems to go along the slippery slope of the ‘god of the gaps’.

        If a gods existence has been made evident via media, science, world and universe..et al … Then this would be a big piece of news.. Why haven’t I heard of it? Why are there so many who have read the news unaware of this evidence? Why are there still atheists? Buddhists? Agnostics? Why are there so many different religions who have different definitions of a god? Belief is not evidence.

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