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Science + Faith = ?

Can science and faith coexist, or does one disprove the other?

“You are right in speaking of the moral foundations of science, but you cannot turn around and speak of the scientific foundations of morality.” ― Albert Einstein

Dr. Lawrence Krauss and Dr William Lane Craig have different views of the world.

While Dr. Krauss is a world-renowned physicist who believes science is best for mankind, Dr. Craig is a leading apologist who believes Christ is best for mankind.

These two men came together in a forum to discuss the origin of the universe:

Dr. Krauss was pointed in his remarks against God and faith. He credited his reality to science, namely quantum physics. Yes, science and faith once had a cordial coexistence when science first began, but today, science no longer requires faith, according to Krauss. When asked by the audience and the moderator to address potential areas of agreement between science and faith, he stated that "none exist."

Dr. Peter Akins, also a devout atheist, gave a similar answer when speaking with the theistic astrophysicist, Hugh Ross. When asked what would lead Atkins to renounce atheism, he denied this to be a plausible option.

Dr. Craig and Hugh Ross both articulated

two major areas where science and faith are compatible:

1- Philosophy, specifically theology, provides the conceptual framework necessary to perform science. Acts of the mind such as judgment and reasoning, along with metaphysical barriers, require an element outside of naturalistic, physiological mechanisms to be and become coherent. Philosophy and science work together, allowing atoms and molecules to result value and purpose.

2- Science can either validate or invalidate certain claims made in religious context. To quote Dr. Craig, "Science can provide evidence in support of a premise in a philosophical argument leading to a conclusion that has theological significance."

The belief that science does not need faith, is becoming the minority position in the face of the full spectrum of evidence toward the contrary.


"The Lesson"

I keep on dying again. Veins collapse, opening like the Small fists of sleeping Children. Memory of old tombs, Rotting flesh and worms do Not convince me against The challenge. The years And cold defeat live deep in Lines along my face. They dull my eyes, yet I keep on dying, Because I love to live.

-Maya Angelou

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