Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – The Collapse of Materialism

Bertrand Russell once described the world of science as espousing the position that “man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving, that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms.” In my new book, The Collapse of Materialism, Visions of Science, Dreams of God, I discuss how this grand structure of materialism — the notion that all reality consists of mindless particles and impersonal forces — can no longer explain the world we experience or ourselves.  Materialism is no longer up the task, as it rules out the entire field of parapsychology, near-death experiences, and the idea of God, ignores the findings of quantum theory, and is riddled with too many assumptions to count. On this show, I re-podcast an interview I did with Tom Evans of The Zone Show.  Listen in as Tom does the questioning, and I do the answering.  (In a few weeks, our positions will be reversed.)