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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete?

That's the question that thirteen thinkers, including both scientists and theologians, respond to in a new little booklet of short essays published by the Templeton Foundation.
Their answers? In short:
Steven Pinker: Yes, if ...
Christoph Cardinal Schönborn: No, and yes.
William Phillips: Absolutely not!
Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy: Not necessarily.
Mary Midgley: Of course not.
Robert Sapolsky: No.
Christopher Hitchens: No, but it should.
Keith Ward: No.
Victor Stenger: Yes.
Jerome Groopman: No, not at all.
Michael Shermer: It depends.
Ken Miller: Of course not.
Stuart Kauffman: No, but only if ...