Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Savior of Science

Joseph Pearce points to an article at Crisis, which asserts that physics can prove that there is a God.  But I would suggest that this is as much of a mistake as asserting that physics can prove that there is no God.

If you've got an hour or so to spend, my performance as Fr. Stanley Jaki at the Portsmouth Institute Conference, here below, might provide a more reasoned assessment of what science can and cannot do when confronted with questions of creation, design and deity.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kevin, science, which mainly seeks to prove evolution, always convolutes on itself and ends up disproving evolution. With no evolution, that logically leaves that there must be some omnipotent deity or deities that dominate everything.

Tom Leith said...

Oh.... This needs to be a two-man show. Nobody introduces himself like this.

Tom Leith said...

And to Mr. Anonymous: the logical conclusion to which you point isn't "scientific" in the sense of "natural science" rather it is philosophical and so "science" has not proven the existence of God even by accident.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Tom, but it should be observed that through science one reaches the conclusion that if there was a "big bang," there must have been something to cause that bang. The energy of the universe must have some source. That source cannot be explained by anything other than some omnipotence that cannot be comprehended. So, yes, it is not directly proven that there is a God, but it is demanded by all logical processes. All scientific views are built on faith. Everything in the entire universe must be built on some faith, as none of them can be proven by solid evidence. The whole concept of all existence is truly mind-boggling and as a scientist myself there are many ways to analyze it. This logic is how all things must be approached. The logical conclusions that the mind reaches is like an apple; it tastes good at first, but it seems impossible to digest fully. So is the concept of there being a God.