Faith and the Compatibility of Science and Religion

Here’s an interview with Vernon Smith concerning the relationship of science to religion. I had no idea Vernon felt this way until I read his Discovery – A Memoir (which he so kindly sent me a few years back), so this interview is of no surprise. Despite Vernon’s genuine achievements the fashionably atheist philosopher would “cock a snook” at Vernon’s outlook. If anyone is interested in this topic, I have edited two “symposia” in ZYGON: (a) Walker Percy and (b) Michael Oakeshott.

The underlying reality is mystical, not “material” . . . You do not have to be brought up on it to have a sense of the spiritual. It’s human, in the image of God. Maybe all roads lead to this same understanding.