Faith as a Scientist and Faith as a Catholic

By Dr. Robert Kurland

“Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’ It is a quality which the scientist cannot dispense with.” Max Planck, “Where is Science Going?”

In Chapter 2 of my web-book, “Truth Cannot Contradict Truth,” I tried to explain how science works: its limits and its power. As the quote above from Max Planck puts it, those who have worked in science know that faith is an essential element and a cornerstone of the scientific method.

What do we mean by faith? For my purpose here a brief answer is: belief sustained by revelation, non-scientific, or non-logical evidence. 

After reading Frank Morrison’s, “Who Moved the Stone,” I became convinced that the evidence for the Resurrection should convince an impartial jury. From that conviction followed…Read More>>

fyi, this article touches on “Scientific Method and Faith,” an analogy of a tree, how the “soil” is faith in an intelligible universe, and so forth… quite interesting! – CBJ staff

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