Culture, Main Menu, Technology — November 8, 2011 11:22 am

Science vs. Faith: I’m tired of this conversation.

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In a New York Times Blog, Michael P. Lynch navigates through the often explosive discussion between Science and Faith well. He goes on to say,

Nonetheless, appealing to the utility of science is a good start: it is the right sort of reason, even if it is, by itself, insufficient.

Either way, let’s all get along. It is no longer the medieval ages, science is not the dark arts and Christians aren’t burning people at the stake.

Let’s just agree to disagree. When in Rome. Blah.

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1 Comment

  • I agree that in the political arena, the conversation is getting pretty boring. No one gets passed the ‘No duh!’ points. Yea, religious claims are unverifiable. Sure, pure science misses a lot of important stuff we know are real. We already know science can’t say religious stuff is meaningless or doesn’t exist because it isn’t verifiable. This is the part where we can say, ‘Oh yea! What about that sentence!’, like at a rap battle, lol. But this issues in and of themselves, to me, are fascinating! In fact, Plantinga just released a book on this: Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism. The political ignoramuses need to read this stuff to make the political conversation more interesting – to get to go somewhere. If Plantinga’s actually right, if science and religion aren’t like The Hulk and everyone else (had to throw an Avengers allusion in there!), then that’s great! Science and Religion can team up to make all sorts of contributions to our knowledge. Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad we’re not burning heretics at the stake. I live in a country where I can believe the earth is flat if I want to! But the conversation itself I think is extremely important.

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