Sunday, April 01, 2007

Science forgets that it too is based on faith: in particular that the universe is an orderly place with rules; and that information received by our senses is true.

--- David Odell, letter to the editors, New Scientist, 19 Dec 2007

The rest of his letter:

Do these scientists really believe the cosmos is a replacement for God? Atheists will look at the cosmos and realise, as my science teacher says, that our lives are so insignificant; a religious person will look to the cosmos and be awed by (God's) creation. This is not a way to defeat religion.

Many scientific discoveries only make people more awed by their God. Why do scientists want to get rid of religion, when religion has driven scientists for hundreds of years?