By T. R. Anantharaman, 97 Pages, Hardcover.
The tension between the scientific view of the world and the religious view of the same is not new. If orderliness and explainability in terms of laws, casual or probabilistic, are accepted as marks of science, most religious thinkers find no difficulty in accepting this view. In the history of western science from Copernicus, Galileo and Descartes to Newton and Kant, one finds a sustained effort to reconcile a mechanical view of the universe with Gods, the principle of supreme intelligence.
A good scientist need not be a believer. Nor does belief in God necessarily kill the scientific spirit of curiosity, experimental inquiry and quest for truth. All our beliefs are not provable. The so-called proofs for the existence of God have often been described by some philosophers of religion as mere "pleas" in support of the spontaneous human faith in some supreme power.