Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Art, science and religion

Tory Shepherd seems to suggest in the press today that everything should be explained by science. I don’t essentially have any problem with scientists testing the veracity of certain religious claims (if that’s what turns them on). I do have certain issues with propositions like those of Ms Shepherd which seem to suggest that everything can be explained by science, that in itself is essentially a logically unverifiable statement. We simply don’t live in a world that is only scientific, the great works of art are not just scientific constructs.
At some points painters, composers, sculptors, poets and writers can touch the humanity of another person in a way that transcends science. Who would would want the world to be anything less?
I love science and I love art. They are not mutually exclusive.

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