Science, Religion and Scientism

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Dr Alex Comfort
Dr Alex Comfort (1920 – 2000)
Reverend Canon Arthur Robert Peacocke
Reverend Canon Arthur Robert Peacocke (1924 – 2006)
Conway Memorial Lecture
Conway Memorial Lecture
Moncure Conway photo by Edward Steichen, 1907. Courtesy of Dickinson College.
Moncure Conway photo by Edward Steichen, 1907. Courtesy of Dickinson College.
Delivered at Conway Hall 20 September 1990. Chaired by Rev. Arthur Peacocke and presented by Dr. Alex Comfort.
Abstract

A religion is any belief-system which interprets and defines the relationship between the ‘I’ and the ‘that’: between personal consciousness and everything else. Science also defines the ‘I-that’ relationship, but by means of a set method of observation and experiment. Science is therefore a form of religion, but one with its own methodological distinctness.

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