Mar 2, 2015

What science says you can't talk about


Francis Collins on the limits of science:
"'Why are we all here?' 'Why is there something instead of nothing'? 'Is there a God?' Isn't it clear that those aren't scientific questions and that science doesn't have much to say about them? But you either have to say, well those are inappropriate questions and we can discuss them, or we need something besides science to pursue some of the things humans are curious about. To me that makes perfect sense."
Collins says he thinks most people are comfortable with both science and religion, but the extremists have occupied the public debate. "That harmony perspective doesn't get as much attention," he says.