God, Science, And Imagination

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Wendell Berry in “God, Science, and Imagination” condemns the central theme – nonexistence of God of Steven Weinberg’s essay “Without God”. The critique is all about his discontentment of Weinberg’s argument and says it is just Weinberg’s opinion and everyone has right to put forward his/her opinion but he refuted the notion of nonexistence of immaterial soul and God when science is just to prove or disprove the material existence of the universe. From the very beginning the author puts forward his disagreement with Professor Weinberg’s argument and refuted his claims. The author says even when Weinberg is saying he doesn’t mean to humiliate the association of people with religion his argument is indeed a humiliation. Standing in the middle of fundamentalists of science and fundamentalists of religion, the author censures Weinberg’s act – trying to disturb the orderness among those who value religion. Referring the example of life after death, Berry reproduces and questions the citation “more and more of us know that after death there is nothing”. If anyone doesn’t know, does it mean there is nothing? In Berry’s words Weinberg tries to power his opinion like those politicians in the battle of chair, or in the field of technology, science and religion. The author denounces Weinberg’s act of total humiliation to the fundamentalists of religion. He believes the argument must be conducted in absence of material evidence which stands as proof in lab or court and it can neither

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