Monday, June 18, 2007

How scientist Albert Einstein viewed religion

Since many religious men and women have talked about science, it serves us well to also listen to what Albert Einstein, most probably the geatest scientist of the last century, had to say about religion.

Karen Armstrong on religious diversity, unity


Blogger Monsterball said...

Greetings James,
Wow, you sure like to open big subjects for discussion !

I've had a very heavy dose of science and engineering my whole life - its part and parcel of how I earn my living. I'm also a Believer who prays every day.

One side is a matter of the intellect , the other is a matter of the heart. The science part says life is basically the product of a very complex synthesis of chemical processes. The faith part says you have a soul which is far more than just your physical body.

There's a fundamental contradiction between the two which I gave up trying to reconcile a long time ago.

Some scientists like Einstein settle on aethism or agnosticism.

Professor Robert White of Cambridge University, has written eloquently and with deep personal feeling on science and religion. He is one of the world's leading Geophysicists, yet is a deeply religous person - he has written a number of books on reconciling many of the same issues which I have felt, though he writes as an Anglican Christian and I'm a Buddhist.

10:28 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

This Da Zhong Hua has not put up Max Weber and Karl Marx yet. Still waiting for Xiao Zhong Huas to read up their Western classics.

10:36 PM  
Blogger JamyTan said...

Why not Issac Newton ?

7:05 PM  

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