The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

Thoughts and Reasons, Part Four

Actually, the question of "proof" is at the heart of the difference. Scientists in fact worry about proof, and religionists do not. In fact, faith requires no proof; that's why it's faith. Science does worry about it, and bases their hypotheses, experiments, and theories on proof, not on faith. That's why I wonder why religionists keep trying to prove anything. It's not necessary if they have faith. "Intelligent design" goes back to faith, not anything that can be proven. But why bother?

Scientists have tried to find evidence of the supernatural, with experiments of all kinds that were designed to show more than chance occurences (of paranormal perceptions, predictions, etc.) to no avail. If I read Lewis, I'd like you to read Carl Sagan's "The Dragons of Eden," which discusses this difference in some detail.