I’m not particularly religious – I’d like to think that there was something bigger than all of us out there, but I find it hard to believe when there’s so little evidence. That’s not to say that religion and science can’t mix though.
Like Pete, I’m not religious but I don’t believe that there isn’t a god or figure either; I’m just not sure. So this doesn’t affect my work. But I can see that some people might experience conflicts between their interest in science and their religious beliefs. I think it is important for you to stand by your beliefs and it is absolutely possible to be religious and be a scientist too
I’m not religious, I am an atheist. This is not because I am a scientist though, this is my own decision. I don’t believe in anything supernatural like a god, heaven, hell, miracles, ghosts etc. I particularly like your question though because it shows that you have identified a potentially logical problem with a scientific approach requiring more convincing evidence than a religion can provide.
That said, there are scientists who are religious and seem to be able to combine these well so it clearly can be done.
I don’t see a problem with it… as long as your beliefs are your own.
hi spursboy, for me (any) religion involves adopting a set of beliefs and the important thing about beliefs is that they can be subject to change. My scientific enquiry is entirely compatible with my view that religion involves a set of beliefs.