November 24, 2007

Taking Science on Faith - New York Times

In this column by Paul Davies, he argues that science and religion are equally faith-based. Scientists have no explanation why the laws of our universe are what they are and immutable. They can only discover and explain them. He argues that other universes, if they exist could have different laws and the meta-laws that govern existence can only be accepted by faith.

Most scientists have difficulty believing in a Supreme Being that created and set all things in order, yet their reasoning and discovery invariably come up against 'the beginning.' It is irrational for them to say they have not faith when beginnings and 'meta-laws cannot be explained.

Kudos to Davies for writing this cogent piece and to the Times for publishing it.

Taking Science on Faith - New York Times

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