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kowalskil
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Posted 06/09/12 - 4:24 PM:
Subject: My article in American Atheist
My article about futile confrontations between theists and atheists appeared in the April 2012 Issue of American Atheist Magazine. The link is:

http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/theo/atheist.html

Please share this link with other potential readers. Thank you in advance,

Ludwik Kowalski (see Wikipedia) 
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Posted 06/21/12 - 4:25 PM:

Is a scientist necessarily an atheist? Not that I think you necessarily believe so, kowalskil, but the article seems to suggest a strong correlation between science and atheism, I wonder if that is most commonly the case. Personally, I support both theism and science.
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Posted 06/21/12 - 10:15 PM:

I would agree that science and religion are not mutually exclusive, many prominant scientists have held religious beliefs.
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Posted 06/22/12 - 11:44 AM:

Science is as much 'chunk of thoughts' as religions. Best of 'Dharma' could make one great Scientist and vice versa is also true.

I appreciate lib's being able to tolerate and support both theism and Science together. Where does art come when you consider Science and Theism lib? Who is nearer to art--a theist or an atheist, or the question seems out of place?
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Posted 06/22/12 - 11:44 AM:

thedoc wrote:
I would agree that science and religion are not mutually exclusive, many prominant scientists have held religious beliefs.

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Posted 06/22/12 - 1:16 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:
I appreciate lib's being able to tolerate and support both theism and Science together. Where does art come when you consider Science and Theism lib? Who is nearer to art--a theist or an atheist, or the question seems out of place?

it has been my experience that the creation and appreciation of art does not lean one way or the other toward or away from theism. i know atheists who are artists and theists who are not, and vice versa.

i've encountered a number of atheists in internet discussions who seem to have the impression that a scientist should "know better" than to believe in god. not a large number, but some. einstein was a pantheist, to my knowledge.
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Posted 06/22/12 - 1:35 PM:

libertygrl wrote:

it has been my experience that the creation and appreciation of art does not lean one way or the other toward or away from theism. i know atheists who are artists and theists who are not, and vice versa.

i've encountered a number of atheists in internet discussions who seem to have the impression that a scientist should "know better" than to believe in god. not a large number, but some. einstein was a pantheist, to my knowledge.



Just yesterday I read "If there's a God it's to be sum total of all Physical Laws." a quotation supporting beliefs of Bohr and Einstein.
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Posted 06/22/12 - 9:55 PM:

Many years ago I owned a hobby shop and sold astronomical telescopes for amature backyard astronomers. I also had a line of T-shirts with science related printing on them. One of the shirts had at the top "And God Said" this was followed by a series of equations that described the propogation of light and ended with "And there was Light." One of my customers looked at the shirt and said "God didn't use algebra." and I asked "How do you know?". He really didn't have an answer for that, hopefully it made him think.
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Posted 06/23/12 - 7:07 AM:

thedoc wrote:
Many years ago I owned a hobby shop and sold astronomical telescopes for amature backyard astronomers. I also had a line of T-shirts with science related printing on them. One of the shirts had at the top "And God Said" this was followed by a series of equations that described the propogation of light and ended with "And there was Light." One of my customers looked at the shirt and said "God didn't use algebra." and I asked "How do you know?". He really didn't have an answer for that, hopefully it made him think.


Oh, I think it's similar to when "God doesn't play dice," to Einstein or some other thinker and he said "Don't tell God what he doesn't do."
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