What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
Just because something doesn`t do what you planned it to do doesn`t mean it`s useless.
The good thing about science is that it`s true whether or not you believe in it.
If you need to invoke your academic pedigree or job title for people to believe what you say, then you need a better argument.
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.
Doing what has never been done before is intellectually seductive, whether or not we deem it practical.
If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.
Without the scientist, there is no future.
A theory in science is a logical creation. It reflects the most accurate experimental observations and the best understanding of how the world works. Yet a scientific theory doesn’t necessarily represent absolute truth. It can only capture the state of our knowledge so far. There’s every chance that a new piece of evidence will come to light that disproves the theory, and sends the theoreticians back to the drawing board.
The more we understand the world, the less bewildering it becomes, and the more we’re able to change it.
We all appreciate music, even if we can’t compose or perform it. Likewise, the ideas of science can be accessed and marveled at by everyone.
Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know. There’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers.
We were born into a mystery, one that has haunted us since at least as long as we've been human. We awakened on this tiny world beneath a blanket of stars like an abandoned baby left on a doorstep without a note to explain where we came from, who we are, how our universe came to be, and with no idea how to end our cosmic isolation. We’ve had to figure it all out for ourselves.