Friday, May 24, 2013

Is Atheism Scientific? - Dr. Arthur Jones | Science is founded on the assumption that the universe obeys a set of understandable, well ordered rules. It is logical to assume that a universe created by an intelligent mind will have intelligible laws governing it throughout. But does it follow that a universe born out of chaos should be governed by an consistent set of intelligible rules? Richard Dawkins has said that faith in a creator is incompatible with science, because its assumptions cannot be tested. However can the assumptions of Atheism be tested? i.e. that the logical laws that govern the universe should be self-existent.

Dr. Jones is a science and education consultant. He has a B.S. (Hons) from the University of Birmingham in biology; an M.Ed. from Bristol University and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Birmingham. Dr. Jones has taught science and religion courses at London and Bristol Universities. He presently works for the Christian Schools Trust as their research consultant for curriculum development. He is a member of the Institute of Biology, London.