Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fr. Barron debunks scientism

Which is why you don't have to.  Anyone who thinks science has disproved anything about God is admitting they know little about science and its limitations  and probably next to nothing about philosophy or theology.  In this gem of a clip, Fr. Barron obliterates the modern pop-science fad of writing books claiming that science  has proven God doesn't exist, or the universe doesn't need God.  Beyond Stephen Hawking's famous 'the universe can come from nothing, all it needs is gravity', this cuts to the heart of where science ends, and where scientism begins.  In short, science is the wonderful method for learning about the material universe.  Scientism is the misuse of science in order to buttress an argument that is outside the boundaries of science.

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