Jerry Johnston Interviews Peter Atkins on the None Phenomena10 September 2016
Is unbelief a sign of a society’s maturation or regression? According to atheist Peter Atkins, society will benefit as religion wanes. While filming in London, I interviewed acclaimed scientist Peter Atkins. Atkins is a former Professor of Chemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford and author of the widely used academic chemistry textbook, Physical Chemistry. I asked Atkins if he thought the nones phenomena would progress in America,
“Who knows? I think as a society matures, so it can shed the carapace of belief in the absurd, and discover that through its own maturity it can take its own decisions, though taken understand the fact that you might oppose abortion not because the Catholic Church or any church says you should oppose it, but because you might understand the impact that it has on a long term embryo. So you should base your laws on reason, not on ancient precept.”
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