Saturday, May 6, 2017

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - God and Research Autonomy

No knowledge, even scientific knowledge, is entirely impersonal, and to hold this position suggests neither being anti-science nor being anti-God or pro-God. Many of the greatest scientists or sharpest minds have in some way or other been believers in God; similarly, many of the best scientists or minds have rejected any belief in God. In other words, belief or non-belief in God is not a measure of intelligence or stupidity. As long as humans are unable to answer conclusively or decisively two simple questions -- where are we coming from? where are we going? -- it would be dogmatic to be dismissive of belief or non-belief in God. 

PS: one irony -- those who are dismissive of religion tend to make the mistake of turning science into scientism which is itself a religion.

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On May 6, 2017, at 5:07 PM, 'Adeshina Afolayan' via USA Africa Dialogue Series <> wrote:

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