Some would say that with advances in science and our growing control over nature, we no longer need a “God of the gaps” to explain what we don’t understand—and what is more, belief in God is for simple-minded people anyway. Prominent atheists like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens would rush to agree. But the matter is not so simple.
Contrary to what some may think, science and belief in God are not opposed to each other. In fact, it has been the belief in God, who is the cause of the order in the universe, that has led to the rapid progress in science in the Western world. Fr. John Flader examines the issues and shows how science actually reinforces belief.