What we have, then, in this great culture war between the believers and the secularists are two different kinds of faith. The believers in a Supreme Being have their faith (a belief in a Supreme Being) and the secularists have theirs (a belief that science has the answers). There is no basis, however, for saying that either one is more valid than the other.
Accordingly, when Christopher Hitchens said in the New York debate that the rabbi has the burden of proof, he was wrong, probably because he is ignorant of the science involved. The atheists also have to prove their case, though, ironically, they will not be able to do it through the scientific method. The existence of other universes, for example, can neither be proven nor falsified. So the atheist can never prove his point.
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