NYT columnist interviews MIT professor on nuclear energy, science and Christianity

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New York Times op ed columnist, Ross Douthat, interviews MIT professor of nuclear science and engineering, Ian Hutchinson on the future of nuclear science, and the history of science and Christianity – in general, and in his own life.

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wmfivethree says:

Too many atheists say they would reject or defy God even if he appeared before them for me to think they are motivated purely by intellect or evidence; the same holds true for believers, of course; belief often comes first, then evidence is explored which supports it. This is par for the course according to Scripture: "No man comes to Me except the Father calls him" , "God shall send them strong delusion because they received not the love of the truth", not to mention people (and other entities) that had direct proof there was a God, and defied Him anyway; and others like Nathaniel who believed on at best tangential evidence. Human behavior bears out the scriptural definition of belief.

atam mardes says:

Believe in God comforts, benefits, and keeps the mind of many people happy. But, many non-theistic religions achieve the same effect without believing in God. Many people achieve the same effect by meditation and Yoga. Many people achieve the same effect by believing Elvis Presley is still alive. Many children achieves similar effects by believing Santa Clause is real.

If your parents were of a non-theistic religion, you would now be defending that non-theistic religion instead. Emotional attachments and dogma are the reason people defend the particular religion they were born in. A well thought out rational reasoning has nothing to do with the religion people choose.

1- What's the difference between the spirituality you achieve and the spirituality achieved by a member of a non-theistic religions?
2- How can you prove God is not just a figment of your imagination?

Michael Sleight says:

I can never understand how very intelligent people can believe in a myth so much that they think it is reality. They would just never do what they do on the basis of a hunch or a belief. They would need empirical evidence every time. It simply beats me!!!

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