The title of this blog is a quote from Albert Einstein, who was himself a man of faith. Many other men of science were also men of faith. The different thinking styles that go into religion compared to that of science is often where conflict arises. Faith is based on trusting what you cannot see. While science is based on facts and believing what you can see. I think it also goes to say that if you are scientist that believes in God then you are less likely to see a conflict between the two, rather then a scientist who doesn’t believe in God.
When I think about faith and science, the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham comes to mind. In this two-hour debate on creationism vs. evolution; basically arguing faith and science. It brings up many points of debate like Noah’s ark or the Grand Canyon and each Bill and Ken give their view. Bill is the science and logical side of the debate, while Ken uses the Bible to explain.
Personally I can see where the differences in the way of thinking between religion and science can create tension. In addition, there are many events such as Noah’s ark or the date of the creation of the Earth that have clear facts proving one way. While the Bible and religion says different. It would be conflicting for a scientist to believe in the Noah’s ark even with the scientific facts disproving it. With that said, many great scientists in the past have found a balance. So it is possible to find a middle ground between religion and faith and still achieve greatness.