Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Does the advance of science lead to secularization? - an audio lecture by David Martin; from the Faraday Institute

- you'll have to scroll down the page a bit.
- this is a lecture only recommended for people who like their martinis dry. (It does get better as it goes along, finishing rather strongly.)

Quotes and comments;

- M. says that if he wanted to dissuade a young person from religion he would suggest a study of higher criticism, not a course in physics. (He means by this the decline in 'religious' belief in some countries is due more to factors outside science.)

- I wonder if there's a point where science (becoming ever more abstract, impossible for common folk to understand) ceases to work against religion; ie. to cause a retreat in religion.
- I can see how darwinism can harm relgious faith; but I fail to see how string theory can.


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