Lewis also argues that the scientific method cannot explain if God exists or not (58). This is true because no observations and experiments can be done to find an answer to God’s existence. Furthermore, people that have a strong faith will not long for scientific answers in order to have believe in God. I cannot disagree with any of the arguments Lewis provides because they all acknowledge the existence of God and do not question God’s existence.
A belief in science is a form of belief in freewill because an individual has the option to believe in science. Then again a belief in science is not the same as a belief in freewill. Having a belief in science, an individual will let the scientific evidence that dictates what they believe in. If the person decides not to believe in the scientific evidence then it would be the same as freewill, but what the evidence
Over the years many philosophers have questioned the existence of the universe. These questions have lead to individual interpretations and theories as to how, who or what created the universe in which we live in today. Many philosophers use the cosmological argument to account for the existence of the universe. Cosmological arguments are a posteriori arguments, meaning that it is based on the experience of the world around us. Two of the best known cosmological arguments came from Thomas Aquinas and Gottfried Leibniz.
Religion can be used as a starting point for science, religion gives science something to prove or disprove. Many people believe that science and religion contradict one another but this is not the case. Religion can be used as a basis for science. There are several examples of religion leading to scientific discoveries. An example of religion and science working together is the theory of theistic evolution.
McCloskey attempted to show that atheism is quite a bit more reasonable, as well as comfortable than theism. McCloskey uses the word “proof” instead of “theory” to add fallacious power to his argument. There are many of his concepts that are accepted as a truth, but cannot be absolutely proven. Nothing can be proven one hundred percent. They are simply based on a whole bunch of concepts that we know to be true.
In a religion it is impossible to give objective truth of whether God exists or not, people may say that they experienced vision or miracles from God but they don’t directly prove God’s existence. With science, many famous theories that we presume are true can never actually be proven correct. There is however a lot of evidence behind these theories, such as the famous Evolution Theory proposed by Biologist Charles Darwin. Yet despite the evidence behind this theory it cannot be proven true, hence why there is still doubt concerning the theory and why 33% of Americans reject the idea of Evolution, instead stating that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” However
Roden and Archer (2014) support this idea, explaining that ‘working scientifically’ should be seen as equally important to the development of conceptual understanding, therefore should be implemented throughout the science curriculum. It is evident that in science lessons, children should always have the chance to use scientific
They understood and accepted that science dealt with the material, natural world but was incapable of addressing, never mind resolving, spiritual matters. All of these Christian scientists found God and science compatible because they mostly practiced true science. Today the pendulum has shifted where scientists and those wannabe-great-scientists approach science wearing ideological blinkers and the scientific establishment forces scientists to conform to their ideological paradigm or else be branded unorthodox and be prevented from research funding and all that flows from
The scientific developments and a growing support of the mechanistic view of the world, lead to a growing doubt of religious and moral beliefs (ibid. p. 230). The previous, most widespread understanding of human life, the world, universe and nature collapsed, and people