Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists

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Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists

Inläggav Nemesis » mån 12 nov 2018, 20:20

Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists

Science and religion both make claims about the fundamental workings of the universe. Although these claims are not a priori incompatible (we could imagine being brought to religious belief through scientific investigation), I will argue that in practice they diverge. If we believe that the methods of science can be used to discriminate between fundamental pictures of reality, we are led to a strictly materialist conception of the universe. While the details of modern cosmology are not a necessary part of this argument, they provide interesting clues as to how an ultimate picture may be constructed.


Bra att ha till hands när religiösa apologeter hävdar att vetenskap och religion är förenliga, eller att vetenskap ger stöd till religiösa (van)föreställningar.
"… all the data shows that most people are not influenced by rational arguments. They're influenced by social pressure. … That's just the human condition, and we just have to acknowledge it and accept it." - Steven Novella
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