Campus News

Faith and understanding

UGA history professor Ed Larson was quoted in a Kansas City Star article about scientists and why they often feel estranged from the general public. The story focused on the “faith gap” between scientists and non-scientists, which Larson said resulted from the professional interest of scientists in how things work. “If not for scientists, you don’t understand a rainbow,” he said. “You don’t understand a beautiful red sunset . . . so you just say, ‘It must be God.’ The scientists can explain it.”