• Question: do you believe in god?

    Asked by 08cmullaney to Hugh, Tom, Douglas on 25 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by bradfordj.
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      Hugh Roderick answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      I don’t believe in a god or gods. Science over the past several hundred years has shown the world and the universe as far as we can see to be a logical and rational thing, following rules that apply to everything from atoms to planets. I don’t see where a god figure that defied all of those rules would fit in.

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      Douglas Blane answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      I don’t belong to any of the major religions, because as a scientist I believe in evidence and not in what’s written in old books.

      Many scientists are materialists. That means they don’t believe there is anything in the universe except the physical world. Some aren’t though and they believe there is spiritual side to the world as well as the material side.

      I’m one of those. Science has no understanding of human or animal consciousness at all. It doesn’t even know how to study it.

      I like buddhism. It teaches compassion to all things.