Thursday, November 02, 2017

Why science will not destroy religion

Here. 

3 comments:

Joe Hinman said...

the OP sways:

"Not only has secularism failed to continue its steady global march but countries as varied as Iran, India, Israel, Algeria and Turkey have either had their secular governments replaced by religious ones, or have seen the rise of influential religious nationalist movements. Secularisation, as predicted by the social sciences, has failed."

except for Israel I think these are set-backs for humanity nationalism is a curse that makes religion look stupid, But there is a more positive side to the development of religion along side science in the modern world. Northern Europe is not so atheistic as people assume, Japan has worked at preservation the meaning of religion along side modern western development, and modernist theologies have blossomed aware andimfored by scinece, (sujch as process thought).

Miguel said...

I sometimes wonder how a medieval monk would react to our times, if he suddenly popped up here in 2017.

-What? You mean the natural sciences have empirically confirmed this stuff? We had these long and precise philosophical proofs, but they were often too demanding for the common people to comprehend. You're telling me you have experimental confirmation that the universe had an absolute beginning?

-And your natural sciences discovered this "fine-tuning" of constants, too??? My, so all are theists nowadays?

"Actually, there's never been so many atheists as in this day and age"

-...what?

Joe Hinman said...

You're telling me you have experimental confirmation that the universe had an absolute beginning?

that's actually not what they are saying now, M theory contradicts it and Hawking's no boundary condition,