There’s a story floating around on the internet about a preacher who is joining the secular swim team. Ryan Bell has come out as an atheist and rationalist after a year of ‘testing the waters’. He’s concluded that trying to triangulate God into the equation of life is more difficult than actually doing real scientific equations! Congratulations Ryan!
That said, I picked up this bit from an interview he did here on the subject of atheist values.
“I recoil from a one-track-minded scientism that I sometimes encounter—as though science has all the answers for every question that a person has ever asked”
I wish he would have named names because I know of no outspoken voice in the field of “scientism” (wtf?) who speaks in such certitudes. I’m sure I’m late to the party on calling him out for this, such is the eagle eye of Jerry Coyne at Why Evolution is True, but it deserves a bit of pushback.
Ryan Bell, the ex pastor, can be forgiven for an inability to fully visualize the truth about science because he’s probably still got a lot of God slobber in his eyes. The bedrock of modern particle physics is the Uncertainty Principle which ought to have given him some clue as to where science sets the limits! Quick! Somebody get him some science books…. and a box of Kleenex.