posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:48 PM
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
Actually I thought about it a bit more, and while his work and faith were separate, he was able to have both. The Article in the OP was talking
specifically about that. The Media wants to portray "real" scientists as atheists who have "outgrown" god. You see this often especially among
comedians like Ricky Gervais, George Carlin and Russel Brand (all of whom I find hilarious). In reality that isn't the case and, per the poll, most
scientists have some form of faith in a creator or consider themselves a member of a religious sect. The media also wants to portray "bible thumpers"
as anti science goofs. Again, this doesn't match reality. So I suppose your argument of "they made advances in Science in spite of their religion",
while caustic in nature, holds some truth depending on the scientist.
Even Artemis in this thread has fallen into the Media perpetuated fallacy that a scientist stops being a scientist when they believe in god. It just
edit on 25-2-2014 by raymundoko because: (no reason given)