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Re: Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith

Re: Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith

Sure, there are scientists who study rocks and those who study dreams and those who study religious experience and alien abductions. One typical kind of question is whether self-reported experiences bear any statistical association with anything else of interest. So, e.g., are people of certain demographic or educational backgrounds more likely to report these experiences? Are they better able to predict future events or bend spoons without touching them? Can the messages they receive from invisible sources be evaluated in any interesting ways?

Scientists are unlikely to recognize any sort of unbreachable wall between their domain and the domain of faith. Investigating the solar system got Galileo excommunicated for his trouble, but astrophysics wasn’t significantly impeded for very long.

Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith By: Jacob (60 replies) 6 February, 2010 - 01:49