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Science Refutes God

Science Refutes God

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On the fundamental question--evolution or creation?--Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22% believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31% on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs, but for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist?


The original problem with religion is that it is our first, and our worst, attempt at explanation.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Christopher Hitchens

The irrationality connected to religion is something to be feared.

Monday, April 21, 2008
Daniel Dennett and Robert Winston

Science can offer a vision of life and the universe which, for humbling poetic inspiration far outclasses any of the mutually contradictory faiths and disappointingly recent traditions of the world's religions.

Saturday, February 1, 1997
Richard Dawkins

The conflict between religion and science is inherent and (very nearly) zero-sum.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Sam Harris

I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Francis Collins

Belief in God is not antithetical to the advancement of science.

Monday, January 9, 2012
Mehdi Hasan

Scientists like Richard Dawkins say the universe has no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, but these things are not the business of science.

Friday, May 28, 2010
Francisco Ayala

Today many scientists say there is no conflict between their faith and their work.

Monday, October 18, 2004
Stefan Lovgren

Carroll, Shermer, D'Souza and Hutchinson go head-to-head over science and religion at CalTech.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sean Carroll

Can religion stand up to the progress of science? Excerpts from a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins.

Sunday, November 5, 2006
David Van Biema

An overview of the changing relationship that religion and science have had in the U.S. both as adversaries and allies.

Friday, November 6, 2009
David Masci

A minority of Americans believes that humans evolved with no influence from God -- but the number has risen from 9% in 1982 to 16% today.

Friday, December 17, 2010
Frank Newport

Most Americans believe in God, 83%. While only 4% of the public say they do not believe in a deity or higher power, a plurality of scientists say they do not (41%).

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Pew Research Center Publications