Why science won’t prove God
Sometimes, people ask me, “Can you scientifically prove the existence of God?” The answer, of course, is “No.” And if we understood the question, we might say, “Why would you want to?” Because as the clip suggests, the “no” isn’t that the existence of God is unconvincing – it’s that the scientific method is an inappropriate test. And the clip shows why:
for the scientific method to answer the question it must be about something that you can measure, preferably with a number.
I can’t use the scientific method to prove most things—my birth date, or that I took a vacation last summer, or that I that I have some really good friends—for none of these are quantifiable, controllable, or repeatable. Yet I gladly and confidently enjoy those realities. Not a doubt darkens those facts.
And with with similar gladness and some confidence, I have found myself in places where it was more reasonable to conclude God was near than that he was not.
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