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Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Steve Zara

It is a good talk, but I do disagree strongly with Carolyn's initial comments about science and religion.

The existence of God certainly is a scientific question, and atheism is a reasonable scientific conclusion. The Theist Hypothesis is that there has been supernatural interference in the natural world. All the supposed evidence for that has been satisfactorily shown to be not evidence for theism at all. Combined with the vast amount of evidence that the universe operates naturalistically, this should surely lead us to consider atheism a "theorum", to use Richard's term.

There is another way that theism can be investigated scientifically. It is a belief system held by humans, whose minds and psychology can be studied.

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:10:00 UTC | #413032