“God does not exist” is not a scientific assertion

scifi-hughes-copyThe statement, “God does not exist,” has never been, is not now, and never will be a scientific assertion. (See what I did there, Sagan?) This means that science, by its very definition, cannot be the epistemic justification for atheism. Yet how often do we see popular atheist writers (Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, et. al.) base entire books on the claim: “God doesn’t exist! Let me show you the science!”

Really? Science investigates the matter (including the physical bodies of living organisms), energy, and relationships/dynamics of matter and energy in the material universe. But if God exists, He is immaterial and transcends the material universe. Science, no matter how far it ever advances, cannot rule Him out because it can never reach beyond the physical.

…To say that there is no transcendent mind orchestrating what we are able to observe in the material realm is to make a purely metaphysical statement. Unfortunately, very few scientists are trained philosophers. Perhaps this is why they don’t notice the fallacy or the enormous amount of faith required by their paradigm.

…Essentially, anyone who makes the claim that science has destroyed or undermined theism is trying to piggyback their materialist philosophy onto scientific theories that cannot support the weight of such a piggy.

-Melissa Cain Travis,
Sorry; No Such Thing as a Scientific Argument Against the Existence of God
https://hcchristian.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/sorry-no-such-thing-as-a-scientific-argument-against-the-existence-of-god/

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One thought on ““God does not exist” is not a scientific assertion

  1. I don’t think many of these atheist authors claim to disprove God using science, if anything I am under the assumption that they claim something that doesn’t exist cannot be disproven. Which is very true.
    My argument regarding this is that, if the theist argument goes along the lines of ‘science cannot disprove God’ how pessimistic is the believers mindset? If someone believes an incredible, all powerful and knowing God exists, why is he so absent that they have to worry that he will be disproven? We are happy believing that God is hiding in a cave somewhere and has no duty to come out, despite millions of people having to blog on his behalf.

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