Alan Watts on Science, Christianity:

“There’s a kind of a plan, and everything responds and obeys that plan. In the 18th century, Western Intellectuals began to suspect this idea. What they suspected is, whether there is a law maker, an architect of the universe… and they found out, or they reasoned, because you don’t have to suppose that there is. Why? Because the hypothesis of God does not help us to make any predictions. In other words, if the business of science is to make predictions as to what’s going to happen… science is essentially prophecy… to make successful predictions, you do not need God to make a hypothesis. That doesn’t make any difference to your prediction to what is going to happen. So what they did was simply drop that hypothesis, but they kept the hypothesis of law.”

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