Monday, September 5, 2011

Brief: Faith, Reason, and Science

I just wanted to make a brief statement this morning with regards to the way that faith and science interact in our day-to-day conversation, by which I mean in the public sphere. Someone has constructed the false dichotomy that one can believe in God or Science but not both, which is absolute rubbish.

The scientific method allows us to make learned observations about our physical world and construct theories as to its workings. It deals only with things that can be empirically measured. Since God cannot be measured, Science cannot rule one way or another as to the truth of faith in Him.

Further, the Church says we should accept science, cf. CCC 159, CCC 341.

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