Does science invalidate faith?

[It is a] false alternative of ‘either science or God’. That’s like saying it’s either ‘Henry Ford or internal combustion, choose between the two. You can’t have both. You either explain the motor by the laws of internal combustion or you explain it in terms of Henry Ford’. That is very silly. That is to confuse two levels of explanation. Explanation in terms of mechanism (the motor and laws of internal combustion) or in terms of agency (that is, Henry Ford). Richard Dawkins says ‘it’s either science or God’. But of course you can have both. God is the agent who designed the whole universe which science attempts to describe!

–John Lennox

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