Monday, February 14, 2011

The Top Mistakes Atheists Make

"1. Insisting that science can, or will, answer everything­. When Bill O'Reilly or your Baptist in-laws ask you pointed questions like: "How did the universe get here?" or "What caused the Big Bang?" or "Why is there something instead of nothing?"

Those are interestin­g examples. For a long time physicists said the universe (space-tim­e) started with the big bang and that it just didn't make sense to ask what came before. So it was a common tactic for people who believed in religions to say "yes the big bang but who made the big bang? that must have been God"

Now string theory may be able to provide answers to the question "why is there something rather than nothing" "why did the big bang happen?" Steven Hawking's latest book The Grand Design describes these ideas. Its not as if everything is worked out or proven, not by a long shot but there may be a real chance to answer these questions.

This highlights the difference between religion and science. Religion just says "God did it" and feels as if the question is answered. Science says we don't know (yet) but encourages future research.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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