The existence of God, a creator, a higher being, or simply a spiritual presence. Whatever you call it, can quantum physics prove it? Or does it disprove it?
Science and religion have been fighting an ongoing battle for centuries and it doesn’t look like it’s about to stop soon. If you think science has the final say in whether or not there’s a omniscient being staring at you from a heavenly throne, then think again.
In this article, 5 scientists are interviewed on their thoughts about quantum physics, science, and religion. All are renowned in their field, have won awards, and have contributed immensely to physics. But, like everything else in life, there is no indisputable answer to the question at hand.
One scientists is an atheist while another is now an Anglican priest. It doesn’t get more different than that.
Read on and tell us how science and spirituality or religion interact in your life. Are they mutually exclusive or do they coexist in perfect harmony?
“What do you get if you divide science by God?
A prize-winning quantum physicist says a spiritual reality is veiled from us, and science offers a glimpse behind that veil. So how do scientists investigating the fundamental nature of the universe assess any role of God, asks Mark Vernon.
The Templeton Prize, awarded for contributions to “affirming life’s spiritual dimension”, has been won by French physicist Bernard d’Espagnat, who has worked on quantum physics with some of the most famous names in modern science.
Quantum physics is a hugely successful theory: the predictions it makes about the behaviour of subatomic particles are extraordinarily accurate. And yet, it raises profound puzzles about reality that remain as yet to be understood.
The bizarre nature of quantum physics has attracted some speculations that are wacky but the theory suggests to some serious scientists that reality, at its most basic, is perfectly compatible with what might be called a spiritual view of things.