• Question: i dont belive in siecne it it not true god is the only answer what are your thoughts?

    Asked by 09fladj1 to Stuart on 26 Jun 2013.
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      Stuart Archer answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      That’s a tricky issue – I’ll do my best to answer your question!

      For me, ‘science’ is the process of looking at the world around you and seeing how it works, either by simple observation or by trying things out, then using the observations you’ve made to predict how things will work in the future. I don’t think ‘science’ itself is something you can believe in or not – it’s just a process. The RESULTS of that process, however, are different – you can agree or disagree with any result of an experiment. That’s one of the great things about science when it’s done properly – the whole point is to challenge what scientists are telling us to make sure that we continually make progress and don’t just accept things that are wrong. Likewise, I don’t think there is anything in science that says you can’t believe in God, or anything that scientists have discovered that disproves the existence of God.

      There have been many famous and influential scientists who have had an extremely strong belief in God. Einstein, for example, was famously a strong believer and his work is, arguably, very much responsible for the world we live in today. There are some who believe that by understanding the universe, that brings you closer to God.

      Let me put it this way – you asked me this question on a website, using a computer, via the internet. Where did all of that come from? I would say it’s the many many years of people working in science and engineering to understand the way the world around us works. Whether you believe that world was created by God or not doesn’t have an effect on the way it works, or the fact that we can work out how it works and use that knowledge to improve our lives.

      Anyway, before I ramble on too much, I’ll just say this – you are free to believe what you want to believe 🙂