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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Wednesday, 22 June 2005

Science and religion quotes no 4

Suppose we loosely define a religion as any discipline whose foundations rest on an element of faith, irrespective of any element of reason which may be present. Quantum mechanics for example would be a religion under this definition. But mathematics would hold the unique position of being the only branch of theology possessing a rigorous demonstration of the fact that it should be so classified.

F. De Sua cited in H. Eves Mathematical Circles (Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969).

1 comment:

stenger said...

Definitely thought provoking stuff! As someone who has looked at the world with a purely "science is science (and therefore real) and religion is... well, I don't know" standpoint, things like this help broaden my views. I think of Einstein, capable of allowing hard, testable science and religion to co-exist, and I wish I could reconcile the two as easily. At any rate, neat stuff!