Flowcharts for science and faith

A reader sent me a wonderful diagram from Wellington Grey, contrasting faith and science—I see that somebody sent it to Omnibrain, too.

Here’s how science works—it’s got that all-important feedback loop from real-world evidence to our interpretations, so it’s grounded in something other than our fantasies, but it’s also complicated and messy and constantly changing.


Here’s faith. Wow. It’s so simple. It’s so clean. No wonder some people find it so appealing.


I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a lot of people who’d look at these two cartoons and even while understanding both, would decide that faith is the path for them.