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Science vs Faith Flowchart

Religion proponents say the universe is too finely tuned for life to not involve a god, while science proponents say we know how the universe formed from nothing. Shown here, a group of galaxies forming very early in the universe, about a billion years after the Big Bang.

According to evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, scientists never need faith, at least “not in the sense of faith as meaning belief in something for which there is no evidence.” The self-described atheist says his “faith” is based upon his confidence in the scientific method. He may not be a physicist, he admits, but he has faith that there are physicists who can test, verify, and criticize the views of other physicists. James Randi, the “magician and curmudgeon by trade” who’s made a career out of debunking the paranormal, pseudo-scientific, and the supernatural, agrees with Dawkins’ skepticism of religion. “I am an atheist, tried and true,” Randi says in his Big Think interview. After being tossed out of Sunday school as young boy, Randi dedicated his life to proving that science rules when it comes to the great unknown.

Below is an info-graphic that explains the difference in the belief of science and in faith. Let me make it clear that I don’t necessarily not believe in God or an almighty creator, but I am a believer in science and do enjoy reading debates on both sides.


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