Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists

Här kan du diskutera religiösa ämnen som inte direkt rör vetenskap eller folkbildning.
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Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists

Post by Nemesis » Mon 12 Nov 2018, 20:20

Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists

Science and religion both make claims about the fundamental workings of the universe. Although these claims are not a priori incompatible (we could imagine being brought to religious belief through scientific investigation), I will argue that in practice they diverge. If we believe that the methods of science can be used to discriminate between fundamental pictures of reality, we are led to a strictly materialist conception of the universe. While the details of modern cosmology are not a necessary part of this argument, they provide interesting clues as to how an ultimate picture may be constructed.
Bra att ha till hands när religiösa apologeter hävdar att vetenskap och religion är förenliga, eller att vetenskap ger stöd till religiösa (van)föreställningar.
"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith

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