Before you reach the age of twenty, I guarantee you will hear one or all of the following reasons why faith and science are incompatible:
- Most scientists are atheists (implying that science and faith don’t mix).
- Science is about facts and empirical evidence. Faith is about feelings, moral meaning, and value. (Implying that science and faith have no areas of intersection)
- Science doesn’t need God to explain anything (implying that God and faith have no place in science).
Let’s kick the tires of these arguments to see how well they stand up.