Curtis Hrischuk puts a different spin on a familiar topic in his article Science, Scientism and Christianity all have faith. The clash between science and religion has been underway for centuries, with science claiming truth over religion from its reliance on evidence over faith. But as Dr. Hrischuk points out, science too requires a fair amount of faith, and religion has its own evidence, including something I’d never thought about: internal evidence. As I think about it, a scientific concept like quarks requires more personal faith from me than the convictions of my own heart. I have never seen a quark, and only “know” they exist because of my faith in the word of the scientists whose experiments have found them. I believe in God, and I believe in science too.
“In comparing religious belief to science, I try to remember that science is belief also.” –Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
“Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.” –Henry David Thoreau