Saturday, March 29, 2014

Randall on science and religion

Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
[I]t is still possible to [be religious and] be an accomplished scientist. And indeed, religion might well yield valuable psychological benefits. But any religious scientist has to face daily the scientific challenge to his belief. The religious part of your brain cannot act at the same time as the scientific one. They are simply incompatible.
— Lisa Randall, Knocking on Heaven's Door (New York: HarperCollins, 2011), p. 58.

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