Magesteria

Richard Dawkins asserts that the existence of God is a scientific question which science can, in principle at least, answer. In particular, he objects to the principle of ‘non-overlapping magesteria’ which suggests that science and religion study different non-overlapping realms and so science cannot judge on religious matters. While he has some valid points he overstates his case – I give two particular facts that he ignores. I believe that ultimately science will only be able to say a very limited amount about God’s existence or non-existence – this is ultimately a matter of faith.

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