This cartoon depicts the different attitudes towards doubt and certainty held by
Scientists and Believers. The amounts of evidence shown have been based on the opinions
of the religious leaders on page one, namely there is no evidence for the existence
of god, versus the vast amount of evidence known to Science.
Far from being the arrogant creed that Science is often accused of being, the default
position for Scientists is, ‘We may not know yet, but let’s find out!’
It is religions that are arrogant with their groundless conviction in the existence
of a god
Established Scientific Facts do not require believing; to a Scientific Realist, use
of the word ‘believe’ implies that a proposition is dubious.