Fast Focus: 'Can faith and science coexist?' Two ends of same stick

February 2, 2014 

To ask this question is to assume faith and science can exist in two separate realms to begin with; in reality, this assumption proclaims the bifurcated modern mind which separates fact from values. The two must be taken together. Science presupposes faith as a foundation; where people put their faith affects different scientific claims. One who puts faith in human intellect alone will arrive at different scientific conclusions than one whose faith rests in God.

We ought to stray from the question of whether or not faith and science can coexist, but rather examine what it is we put our faith in, as faith inevitably informs how we perceive everything else.

-- KELLY SCHLECT, Pasco

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