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Questioning man's evidence for the existence of God

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  • Ian Pitchford
    THE TIMES September 2 2000 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Questioning man s evidence for the existence of God From Professor A. C. Wardlaw Sir, Lord Rees-Mogg
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      THE TIMES

      September 2 2000 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      Questioning man's evidence for the existence of God

      From Professor A. C. Wardlaw

      Sir, Lord Rees-Mogg (Comment, August 28) criticises modern science for having
      little useful to say about the intractable questions of human origin, purpose
      and destiny. But to be fair, what can be said, by way of reliable knowledge,
      about these difficult issues? Science is in the business of painstakingly and
      systematically assembling reliable knowledge about the Universe. At any
      particular date in human history (and the word "scientist" only goes back to
      the 1840s) there is no reason to expect reliable answers to all the difficult
      questions - like why is Mozart's music beautiful? Is there something
      disgraceful about the three simple words "we don't know"? There is an
      astonishing reluctance to use them.

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