Science Can’t Explain Everything

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“What are the grounds for our certainty of the realness of God? It is clear that we
cannot submit religion to scientific logic. Science is not the only way to truth, and
its methods do not represent all of human thinking. Indeed, they are out of place in
that dimension of human existence in which God is a burning issue.
God is not a scientific problem, and scientific methods are not capable of solving it. The reason why scientific methods are often thought to be capable of solving
it is the success of their application in positive sciences. The fallacy involved in
this analogy is that of treating God as if He were a phenomenon within the order of
nature. The truth, however, is that the problem of God is not only related to 
phenomena within nature but to nature itself; not only to concepts within thinking but
to thinking itself. It is a problem that refers to what surpasses nature, to what lies
beyond all things and all concepts.
The moment we utter the name of God we leave the level of scientific thinking
and enter the realm of the ineffable. Such a step is one which we cannot take 
scientifically, since it transcends the boundaries of all that is given. It is in spite of all
warnings that man has never ceased to be stirred by ultimate questions. Science
cannot silence him, because scientific terms are meaningless to the spirit that  
raises these questions, meaningless to the concern for a truth greater than the world
that science is engaged in exploring.
God is not the only problem which is inaccessible to science. The problem of
the origin of reality remains immune to it. There are aspects of given reality which
are congruous with the categories of scientific logic, while there are aspects of real-
ity which are inaccessible to this logic. Even some aspects and concepts of our
own thinking are impregnable to analysis.”