Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | November 6, 2008

Weekly Read-Along—November 7, 2008: Science and Religion

 

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Albert Einstein (1879 -1955) was a German-born American physicist and Nobel Prize winner.  

 

This week’s text, ‘Science and Religion’, was a presentation he gave at the symposium Science, Philosophy and Religion published in 1941.  It is one of at least four presentations he gave on the topic between 1930 and 1948. 

 

In it, Einstein considers the concept of a Personal God (which he defines as “gods in man’s own image, who, by the operations of their will were supposed to determine, or at any rate to influence, the phenomenal world”) and how religion and science can coexist.  He concludes that striving after rational knowledge is a rightful role of religion.

 

Join others in this weekly reading event!  You can find the text at this website:

 

http://www.update.uu.se/~fbendz/library/ae_scire.htm

 

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