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Religion and the Reign of Science

Nature volume 127, page 437 (21 March 1931) | Download Citation



MR. CROSS is inclined to think that the religion and science controversy has lost interest and that this is due to a prevailing scepticism, which is having a disintegrating effect upon culture in general. People have certainly turned away from the older type of apologetic, but they are still interested in trying to see how scientific theories affect their philosophy of life; and Mr. Cross's book should help them to form intelligent opinions here. He points out that the development of science has led to “an increase in the range of casual determination, but a decrease in that of final determination”. Everything had its cause, but nothing its reason. Not only miracles and prayer, but even human freedom, seemed altogether ruled out.

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