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A Question Science Cannot Address


This section explained that scientific theories are ideas about how the natural world works which can be tested and supported with observations.

That means that science is a wonderful way to acquire knowledge. We can use science to investigate the height of Everest, the strength of a piece of string and the disappearance of the dinosaurs. But science cannot address every type of question.

Most of the questions that concern religions are not questions that can be investigated scientifically. For example religions are concerned with questions about how humans should behave. Religions are also concerned with the question of why humans exist at all.

Does God exist?

One of the questions we cannot address using the methods of science is whether God exists. This leaves everyone, including scientists, to make up their minds based on other reasons.

Scientist Rodney Holder has written many books to explain why in his view, we need science and religion in our lives.

Scientist, Richard Dawkins has written many books explaining why he is almost certain that God doesn’t exist.

A Scientist Explains Why He Believes in God

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys is a Christian. He also leads a science team at Cambridge University studying new materials. How does he respond to the issue that there seems to be no convincing test to tell us whether there is a God?


Something wonderful about being human is that we – of all the species on Earth – are the creatures that have acquired the most knowledge. Another great thing about being human is that our quest for knowledge is far from complete.

What do do now?

Use the menu on the right to choose a page you want to look at. If you haven’t read it already, do have a look at the Creation page,

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