Pharyngula

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.

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

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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.