30 Replies to “Religion and Science by C.S. Lewis Doodle”

  1. I am a big fan of these videos, and appreciate the effort put into producing them. I must also say that I certainly recognize the Breton narrating these videos; I commend you and your work :).

  2. Lewis' answer to a common enquiry:

    "It is certain that the billiard balls will behave in a particular way, just as it is certain that if you divided a shilling unequally between two recipients, then A’s share must exceed the half and B’s share fall short of it by exactly the same amount. Provided, of course, that A does not by sleight of hand steal some of B’s pennies at the very moment of the transaction. In the same way, you know what will happen to the two billiard balls—provided nothing interferes. If one ball encounters a roughness in the cloth which the other does not, their motion will not illustrate the law in the way you had expected. Of course what happens as a result of the roughness in the cloth will illustrate the law in some other way, but your original prediction will have been false.

    Or again, if I snatch up a cue and give one of the balls a little help, you will get a third result: and that third result will equally illustrate the laws of physics, and equally falsify your prediction. I shall have ‘spoiled the experiment’. All interferences leave the law perfectly true. But every prediction of what will happen in a given instance is made under the proviso ‘other things being equal’ or ‘if there are no interferences’. Whether other things are equal in a given case and whether interferences may occur is another matter.

    The arithmetician, as an arithmetician, does not know how likely A is to steal some of B’s pennies when the shilling is being divided; you had better ask a criminologist. The physicist, as a physicist, does not know how likely I am to catch up a cue and ‘spoil’ his experiment with the billiard balls: you had better ask someone who knows me. In the same way the physicist, as such, does not know how likely it is that some supernatural power is going to interfere with them: you had better ask a metaphysician. But the physicist does know, just because he is a physicist, that if the billiard balls are tampered with by any agency, natural or supernatural, which he has not taken into account, then their behaviour must differ from what he expected. Not because the law is false, but because it is true. The more certain we are of the law the more clearly we know that if new factors have been introduced the result will vary accordingly. What we do not know, as physicists, is whether Supernatural power might be one of the new factors."

  3. These doodles are absolutely so, incredibly awesome. This channel does an excellent job bestowing an artistic and visual dimension to C.S Lewis' work, which is already highly colorful in its own respect. I almost wish someone would make comic books of all his work.

  4. How I wish I could be on the same level of intellect as the good Mr. Lewis. Few people I have found seem to balance respect and intelligence to his fellow person. As someone who struggles with both science and faith, this is a great insight to viewing the two sides.

  5. Thank you for this work its brilliant .I read the books of c.s.lewis but the doodles just complete it , I always liked books with pictures. It helps to bring his points home more easily.

  6. A long-lost C.S. Lewis quote:
    "Speaking of miracles, Mr. C.S. Lewis said it was erroneously supposed that the progress of science had altered the whole outlook. It was quite as reasonable to disbelieve in miracles 2,000 years ago as it is now, and quite as reasonable to believe in them now as 2,000 years ago."

    From the 'Coventry Evening Telegraph – Monday 29th October 1945.

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