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Topic: Re: How science shaped modern 'rejection of religion'
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Joe Niederberger

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Re: How science shaped modern 'rejection of religion'
Posted: Mar 18, 2014 6:57 PM
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R hansen asks:
1. Is the faith in religion the same as the faith in science?

Most people who react badly to what Paul Davies has to say thinks he's saying they are the same. He's not, but he is saying science operates from a faith in the notion of natural law. I also he's very much correct in assessment of multi-verse theories as far as that goes:

"The multiverse theory is increasingly popular, but it doesn't so much explain the laws of physics as dodge the whole issue. There has to be a physical mechanism to make all those universes and bestow bylaws on them"

Many people like to address the question of why the universe has these incredibly fine tuned laws allowing for life and all by supposing that we just happen to live in one out of (some huge number) of universes where the parameters are more or less randomly bestowed by this uber-process. Then they clap their hands and say: "see, no problem!" Monkeys typing furiously away on zillions of keyboards does indeed explain everything and anything in this world.

Joe N

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