I want to quote David Hayward’s helpful comments about today’s cartoon before sharing the cartoon, since, as David himself emphasizes, the cartoon depicts a misconception and not the way he thinks things ought to be viewed:
This cartoon was inspired by Neil Tyson’s famous quote:
“God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time goes on.”
You know he said this in response to the naive statement believers often make:
“You can’t understand it- God did it.”
I agree with Tyson: using belief as an excuse for ignorance is a dying maneuver. Hiding from the rising tide of scientific discovery behind faith is doomed.
Actually this cartoon represents the false because dualistic worldview. It believes in a god that is a separate entity rather than The All in all. With this mindset the concept of God and science will always be in competition for our allegiance.
There is no separation, distinction or conflict. Reality is reality is reality. Truth is truth is truth. Reality rules. Truth rules.