Science cannot answer all questions — Benedict

November 8, 2010

Science is never to be feared, yet its discoveries will never be enough to answer all of the world's questions, Pope Benedict told scientists and researchers meeting at the Vatican.

"Scientists do not create the world; they learn about it and attempt to imitate it, following the laws and intelligibility that nature manifests to us," he said in an address to members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Oct. 28.

The fact that there is a constant, a law or logic that exists outside of human control "leads us to admit the existence of an all-powerful reason, which is other than that of man, and which sustains the world," he said.