Can Science prove the existence of God? If not, why not?
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Dave: Science has provided us with many wonderful inventions, like Spacestations, GPS, medical equipment
Jeff: and pencil sharpeners…
Jeff: Nice ones.
Dave: Science really does synthesize a lot of complex knowledge, and leads us to the truth in many areas. So the question is – can we prove God’s existence scientifically?
Jeff: Many people will say, “Prove God’s existence scientifically or I won’t believe!”
Dave: There’s a problem?
Jeff: Well, the scientific method is basically Observe, Hypothesize, Test and Repeat until a conclusion is reached. It’s not actually possible to do this to God.
Dave: Gotchya – we can’t perform repeatable, observable tests on Him.
Jeff: Right, so you can’t prove God scientifically anymore than you can prove the existence of Abraham Lincoln scientifically.
Dave: Couldn’t we theoretically use science to measure his DNA and…
Jeff: Ah – but you’re only using technology and science to test pieces of information. You see, science can help lead you to a good conclusion, but that’s it.
Dave: So use science the right way: establish facts to present a case.