Why Science Is More Fragile Than Faith
We tend to see modernity in part as a triumph of science—an age when experimental discoveries and analysis have eclipsed religion and other ancient beliefs. And it is our scientific understanding of the world and mastery of technology that will mold the future of human affairs. Not so fast, says Robert N. McCauley. McCauley, a philosopher of science at Emory University, looks at the contemporary world and sees it differently: It is science, not religion, that is fragile.