Why Science and Religion are Like Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity

Some people feel that it is impossible to believe in God and to be an honest scientist who understands the scientific method. As a man of faith seeking to have a career as a researcher, I have pondered if this is really true. I would like to explore how I can sympathize with such concerns while disagreeing with the conclusion. A common criticism against combining science and religion is that believing scientists compartmentalize their life and thinking: for religious and ethical matters they ...
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Is There a Heaven?

By Logan Earlier this month I posted some thoughts about the Mormon perspective on the existence of Hell. My thoughts were inspired by a NY Times article that decried the increasing belief in heaven without hell. The author argued that the notion of good without evil and its consequences strips human beings of their agency and robs mankind of any moral victories he may hope to claim. I think the author’s claims were valid. If you believe in one, justice necessitates the other. But what if we ...
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The Scientific Method

By Tim L. During my time as a Mormon missionary, I often had the chance to share my conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ on the Earth today. In response I was often asked, “How do you know?” How can we know anything of a spiritual nature? I think a lot of intelligent people are averse to religion because they perceive a lack of proof for the existence of God or the divinity of Jesus Christ. I understand this need for proof. Ever...
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