Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

The Physics of God

Is science really a religion?  Is religion a science? Modern science itself is based upon a set of unquestioned beliefs, such as the origins of matter, life, and consciousness.  We take the scientific theories about the origins of these phenomena as true, whether we understand the explanations or not.  Meanwhile, religious experiences, such as near-death experiences, have a lot in common; similarly situated people seem to have repeatable experiences.  That sounds a little like science.  In this new book, The Physics of God: Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendencethis week’s guest, Joseph Selbie, builds a persuasive case that science and religion, as currently interpreted, each have logical flaws, which means of course that it is time to go beyond science and religion.