Friday, August 29, 2008

P.J. O'Rourke "On God".

Faith depends upon belief in things that cannot be proved, and I can prove that more people flunk physics than flunk Sunday School.

“But science can be proved,” a scientist would say. “The whole point of science is experimental proof.” Yet we non-scientists have to take that experimental proof on faith because we don’t know what the scientists are talking about. This makes science a matter of faith in men while religion, of course, is a matter of faith in God, and if you’ve got to choose …

1 comment:

Greg said...

Most scientists would not say science can be "proved." All results are provisional, subject to amendment given new evidence.

Although I have heard people say things like this in support of scientific theories, they are not really doing scientists any favors.

Greg