Do God and Science Conflict?

Can you believe in God and science?

Comments (9)

(5) Anonymous, December 16, 2019 9:20 PM

No, that is not the anthropic principle.

The anthropic principle is that it is entirely and utterly unremarkable that the universe is so fine-tuned to our existence, for if it was not so well suited, we would not be able to observe it. For this reason, absolutely no explanation for why the universe is like it is is required (however unlikely).

However, what we do need to understand is **why** this possibility out of all the others has been enacted in our universe, even though it is obvious that it has been. One method would be that all possibilities exist somewhere; a multiverse. Another is intelligent design.

The claim that there is no evidence for a multiverse is also false: google "evidence for multiverse string theory" and "many worlds quantum mechanics".

The only logical conclusion that we can now make is that a God may or may not exist. Since only positive statements require proof (go prove to me that Thor does not exist! - doesn't work like that), and not the statement that "A God could exist - we do not (yet) know", the burden on proof is now on those who claim that a God does or does not exist. Therefore, agnosticism is the only tenable belief. What is definitely irrational is blindly following a highly specific ancient Semitic-Canaanite (Yahweh was originally a God in the Canaanite pantheon, along with Asherah and Baal that the ancient Israelites rejected as part of the cult of Yahweh) religion "because a God might exist".

(4) Shifra Itzkowitz, February 13, 2019 3:44 PM


This is so amazing We see design and purpose everywhere which attests to the Creator of the World,

(3) Tarik Aljebory, February 11, 2019 9:37 PM

Universe is caused!!?? Composition Fallacy


Not believing in god has nothing to do with the universe ,, I think using the same logic of cause and effect we have in the universe to the universe itself its a fallacy, religious people have to find other argument, someone may say ,, R u sure,, the simple answer is NO,, but as a agnostic I don't have to prove anything ,, however as a theist you have to prove the universe has a cause ,,,

Avi Fisch, June 4, 2019 2:36 AM


But saying you are agnostic is just not true. You could say you do not care. It is not an answer to say I do not want to answer that question. It is a way of saying I do not want responsibility. Why would you not care care about the most important thing ever and care about what you have for supper!!

(2) Dvirah, February 10, 2019 7:18 PM


I think it fun to speculate that G-d did create a large number of different universes and that some form of life exists in each of them!

(1) John Cameron, February 10, 2019 3:35 PM

Scientists create nothing,they only discover what God has provided.
No conflict.

Anonymous, February 10, 2019 4:08 PM

Then why do people go out of their way to mock scientists?

Dvirah, February 10, 2019 7:16 PM

Control by Religion

The conflict between science and religion is an artifact of the Catholic Church's desire to maintain political control over Europe, which was challenged by new knowledge as well as emerging national identities from the late 15th century onward. Look up the history.

Leonid Felgin, February 11, 2019 5:20 PM


Because sometimes they bend over sideways and backwards in an attempt to prove the impossible just so they can claim there is no God or that the planet will burn up. We mock SOME of them because they act like idiots and playground bullies.


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