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Werner Heisenberg tried to reconcile religion and science

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    Werner Heisenberg won the Nobel Prize for the the founding of quantum mechanics. He was a brilliant 20th century scientist. During his lifetime though, he tried reconcile science and religion

    “In the history of science, ever since the famous trial of Galileo, it has repeatedly been claimed that scientific truth cannot be reconciled with the religious interpretation of the world. Although I am now convinced that scientific truth is unassailable in its own field, I have never found it possible to dismiss the content of religious thinking as simply part of an outmoded phase in the consciousness of mankind, a part we shall have to give up from now on. Thus in the course of my life I have repeatedly been compelled to ponder on the relationship of these two regions of thought, for I have never been able to doubt the reality of that to which they point.”

    Heisenberg conceded that science is the best way to learn about the world and find truths, but he wasn't ready to give up on religious thought like many scientists before him. He never was able to fully reconcile the two, and no one has been able to do so since. Is it time we give up on trying to reconcile the two and just admit that they are too different or is reconciliation possible?