I was not answering in behalf of any christians, lol
Indeed, deep down, scientific knowledge relies on faith, like religion. Anyone can believe any way or the other and no one can tell them they are objectively wrong.
when science denies that culture has any transcendent properties and denies the metaphysical, and what's worse: when science reduces men to cogs in the machine and replaces culture with material
Not all people who don't believe in any god veiw the world in this way.I may
not believe in any god. That doesn't mean I believe every cognitive function can be perfectly attributed to functions in my brain. It doesn't mean I'm a determinist.
In fact, when I'm faced with determinism or physicalism, something inside me rejects the notion that I'm a machine. I fear the possibility of everything being a series of actions and reactions; I fear the idea of existence being pointless/purposeless. Such gaps are often filled in by religion, for people want to believe there is order in the world, that there is something beyond death. They want someone to give them a purpose.
And the best thing is: No one can prove the world is chaotic. No one can prove death is the end. No one can prove existence is pointless.
I am fascinated by physics and finding out how the world works. I want to study it and understand it. That does not mean I reject art, literature or philosophy. For I am not a positivist, and I do not hold scientific knowledge as the absolute and only true knowledge.
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