Faith in this World Is Possible Without Faith in Another

Science, for me, gives a partial explanation of life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment. Your theories are those which you and many other people find easiest and pleasantest to believe, but, so far as I can see, they have no foundation other than they lead to a pleasant view of life ... I agree that faith is essential to success in life ... but I do not accept your definition of faith, i.e. belief in life after death. In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining ... I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.


Quoting Rosalind Franklin.

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 Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Shils , Edward and Blacker , Carmen (1996-02-22), Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits, Cambridge Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2012-05-17
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    04 JUN 2011

     The Scientist Takes No Position on God

    Atheism is not a scientific position, just as belief in a God is not. Scientists find spiritual fulfillment in natural laws. It's interesting to note that the scientist taking no position on god bares a remarkable resemblance to not believing in god.
    Folksonomies: science religion god
    Folksonomies: science religion god