Faith, science are very different concerns

info@islandpacket.comMay 19, 2013 

Concerning the May 9 letter "Scientific theories often taken on faith": My understanding of faith is that at its essence are beliefs that cannot be proved, whereas science, the essence of which is to inquire, is the opposite of faith.

It seems to me the argument was made centuries ago at a trial in Italy, in which the church and scientific communities decided to silence a man named Galileo.

Fortunately, the thud of a falling ball, (not an apple) entered the brain of Sir Isaac Newton and science moved on.

Unfortunately, the scientific community today has abandoned Sir Isaac Newton's inquiry into the essence of gravity and has chosen a faith-based science that is leading young minds to science fiction.

Robert J. Pielli

Hilton Head Island

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