Thursday, July 24, 2008
I am currently reading a very cool book titled "The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions" by David Berlinski. Dr. Berlinski is an agnostic and a scientist/ philosopher. In his book he challenges his peers to their own objections to issues of faith. His main thrust is that no conclusion can be drawn from current scientific evidence that says "God does not exist." There are too many questions that are not only unanswered by science but that also are unanswerable by science. Berlinski's affinity with the idea of God is mild contempt at best. Nonetheless, he comes to the defense of those who have faith in God and gives his apologetic as to why faith is not simply the plight of the ignorant but rather a force that needs more than name calling to prove it made-up-nonsense. He uses wit and scientific knowledge to challenge, if not completely debunk, his scientific brethren. Very well written and delivered. I highly recommend it.
Monday, July 7, 2008
The following is the next installment of Dinesh's blog. I have picked this one to examine how atheism is using the authority of science to make metaphysical claims; i.e. 'There is no God who made the universe. It is just a natural phenomenon.'