Complexity Digest 2003.46 - 02
Nov. 17, 2003
Excerpts: "I do think - and this is what my second lecture will be about - that there is something quasireligious in science, the sense of awe, the sense of wonder, the sense of almost spiritual response to the universe, which I believe I have and many other scientists have developed to a high degree, but I would resist confusing that with the supernatural."
By the supernatural, Dawkins has in mind forces that ostensibly override the laws of nature. He characterizes the religious view as the belief "that there are capricious interventions by some sort of supernatural being, some sort of intelligence, that interfere with the world, that interfere with the universe, in ways that violate the laws of physics.
- Source: Capricious Things Don't Happen
[ http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/11.13/13-dawkins.html ], Ken Gewertz, Harvard University Gazette, 03/11/13