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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Religion and science are both faith-based

- The Washington Times - Monday, March 25, 2013

I found it interesting that scientists recently discovered their long-sought-after "God particle" when they smashed minuscule particles of nuclear matter together and recorded the resultant debris from those collisions (" 'God particle': Confirmation is 'achingly close,' " Web, March 6). While scientists have stated that they haven't actually seen this particle, they know it exists nonetheless through indirect evidence.

More than likely, these scientists will award each other with Nobel Prizes and additional accolades that highlight their newfound belief in the existence of this "God particle." This discovery, while noteworthy in itself, belies the fact that most scientists and many in academia find a belief in a God reprehensible and childish -- even though many people look for evidence of a personal God in the exact same fashion that particle physicists looked for their "God particle" -- through indirect evidence.

MATTHEW R. POWENSKI

Buffalo

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