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Will Science Rule Out the Existence of God?

Will Science Rule Out the Existence of God?
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Here’s some news that the GOP won’t like: Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, believes that science will eventually be able to explain everything in the universe — as well as provide conclusive proof that there is no God.

God’s influence is waning

According to a Huffington Post article, “Carroll argues that God’s sphere of influence has shrunk drastically in modern times, as physics and cosmology have expanded in their ability to explain the origin and evolution of the universe.” With fewer unexplained natural phenomena, he believes that there is less need for humans to look towards a deity for answers.

While it’s true that religious figures and customs have less influence on popular culture than ever before in the western world (except for maybe in the months before a presidential election), it seems rash to say that science will eventually have solved all the mysteries of the universe. It is even more far fetched to believe that science will completely replace religion and belief in God.

A peaceful coexistence

Science and religion don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I went to a liberal arts college that was affiliated with the Lutheran church and known for its high-quality science and pre-med programs. Often, the students gazing at slides under microscopes in advanced biology classes were the same ones who attended the non-mandatory daily chapel. While there were students who denied the validity of evolution, the majority were talented, informed scientists who happened to believe in God. And there was no conflict.

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5:06AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

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12:31PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

@Cindy D ~ I take you to an interview on the Bill Maher Show with Bible Thumping, Christine O’donnell:

“O'DONNELL: You know what, evolution is a myth. And even Darwin himself -

MAHER: Evolution is a myth? Have you ever looked at a monkey?

O'DONNELL: Well then, why they -- why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?”

And you think the Atheist’s are the dumb ones? Really? I know Atheist’s that know your precious Bibull better than you do, and that’s a fact! .!..

10:55AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks Anna! God bless you.

10:52AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

its actually such a waste of a great creation story to teach them as "factual history". I love my own peoples creation stories about the woman dropping from a hole in the skyworld...but EVERY WYANDOT I know would grin, if someone asked us if we took the story as a "fact."

10:33AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Richard, I've tried and tried. Not in my genes, I guess. :-) Much to the chagrin of people like Cindy though.

9:40AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

what?! you don't believe in the talking snake? how naive of you! :-)

2:55PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Good answer, Cindy! If you have nothing, just call us stupid. But of course in your universe God created us this way for a reason. :)

2:41PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Boy, you atheists are something else! I guess my comment was way over your head! I guess you can't fix stupid! I pity your poor souls!!

7:48AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

and Christians are told that if they have faith the size of a mustard seed they could move mountains. I guess faith the size of an atom doesn't exist or Christians should be emptying the cancer wards as fast as patients come in for treatment simply by their faith.

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