Namit and Usha are vacationing in exotic locales, as they are wont to do, and I am left to man the ramparts. Namit has craftily dropped hints that I am not pulling my weight as a contributor. His most recent post was designed to get a rise out of me, as I have strong opinions about what history is and what history-writing has become. More of that later though. For now, let us focus on a Big Question, always fascinating for those of us who have not gotten over it since our college days:
Does science make belief in God obsolete?
My attention to this question was drawn by a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times by the Templeton Foundation. The placement of the advertisement and the extracts from the thoughts the distinguished panelists piqued my curiosity. The Templeton Foundation website has the full text of the thoughts of the panelists.