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Scientific vs. Religious leaps of faith

Charlie-d from the Brights Forum:

Science is a leap of faith that there is a physical reality out there independent of our experience. Everything else in science is a logically consistent explanation of the evidence. Because science is based on logic, it is not the same kind of leap of faith as religion. If the logic is found to be wrong, it’s wrong. Scientists aren’t some magnanimous morally superior creatures because they accept it when they are wrong. They have no choice. And the explanations are all provisional (until someone finds a better one).

Our experience on the other hand is irrational and what is right is not what is logical, but only what feels right in the moment.

Posted in Paradoxical |&| Problematic, Religion is Bad, Why Gods do not Exist.


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