Re: Science and Religion

Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:59:00 PDT

Ottenheimer replies:
>... if it could be demonstrated that no "natural rules" succeeed in
providing an
> adequate accounting for the nature of the observable and observed world,...

How could it be demonstrated?"

Suppose every time we tested a theory based upon "natural rules" we always
found disconfirming data....?

Ottenheimer continues:

" My way of putting it would be that
science as endeavor stresses the questioning, testing, and revising
of assertions while religion as endeavor stresses the acceptance of

I quite agree and it nicely puts the emphasis on the intent of science
versus the intent of religion which is where the fundamental difference lies.

D. Read