(Week 3 in the 13-Week Series: Science, Faith, and Belief in God)

5/6/11 Science Magazine, “At long last Gravity Probe B Satellite Proves Einstein Right / The Relativity Gyroscope Experiment Designed to Test Two Aspects of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Reader Reply: Science does not prove theories. - Charles L. Bennett, Astronomer and Physicist / Johns Hopkins University

Science Magazine, Colin Norman, Editor: Bennett is completely correct. It is an important conceptual point and we blew it.

Sir. Karl Popper / The Logic of Scientific Discovery: Science cannot prove anything. It is impossible for science to prove anything because science is based on experiments and observations, both of which can be flawed. Scientific measurements can only disprove theories or be consistent with them. Any theory that is consistent with measurements could be disproved a future measurement.

Myth #2: Science is concerned with truth. Science never says anything is true. It produces data, hypotheses, and theories.
Neil Gershenfeld, Dir. of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
The most common misunderstanding about science is that scientists seek and find truth. They don’t. They make and test models. Building models is different from proclaiming truths.

Science is a way of observing the natural world, operating through the scientific method.

All of reality does not fall within the box of science.

For some, their religion is Naturalism/Materialism.