Why should science work at all? That it does so points strongly to a principle of rationality, to an interpretation of the cosmos on terms of mind as its most significant feature

The realisation that our minds can find the world intelligible, and the implications this has that an explanation for the world process is to be found in mental rather than purely material categories, has been for many scientists who are theists, including the present writer, an essential turning point in their thinking. Why should science work at all? That it does so points strongly to a principle of rationality, to an interpretation of the cosmos on terms of mind as its most significant feature. Any thinking which takes science seriously must…start from this…There is clearly a kinship between the mind of man and the cosmos which is real, and which any account of the cosmos cannot ignore.

Arthur Peacocke, Science and the Christian Experiment (1973)

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