Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Faith and Reason

I'd highly recommend this piece in The New Atlantis about the 19th century scientists Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell. It's a great exploration of how both men -- who are responsible for a host of discoveries that began to help us understand the world and pave the way for folks like Albert Einstein -- pursued the truth about the world because of, rather than in spite of, their religious faith.

In my mind, no one can truly follow Christ without desiring to get ever nearer the Truth, and no pursuit that helps us uncover the truth of our existence in this universe can be completely without fruit for those who take up its questions. Faraday and Maxwell are good examples of this; in fact they express it much better than do I.

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