chapter  12
19 Pages

Godless Science, Irrational Religion?

You may have heard people complain that science is mounting an attack on reli-gion, or that “godless” scientists are undermining the sacred and divine by sug-gesting that fundamental questions about humans and their place in the world can be answered solely through reference to the natural world. There is no divine planner, these scientists claim, only a natural world whose workings science helps us to understand better every day. Many religious believers feel that science devalues faith or that scientists consider their field to provide more-or better-answers than religion. Many believers are also concerned that science as a worldview and scientific developments will supplant the moral codes and sense of divine order that faith brings.