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Unformatted text preview: reasoning (Genesis 1:27). Once the reader recognizes this equivalence, Asimov’s criticism of religion becomes clear. Cutie believes he has discovered an underlying truth to existence through reason but to an objective outside viewer, he merely has fabricated a fundamental “purpose” for himself. Because faith is based on abstraction and ambiguities instead of measurable observations, the two scientists find it impossible to prove him wrong. Cutie makes every observation fit into the master’s “grand plan” and, when he cannot, he describes it as a mystery – some things only the master knows. In conclusion, Asimov demonstrates how stubborn religious faith can be and how difficult it is to shake one’s views upon existence and “fundamental truths” even if the individual is clearly wrong....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course ENGL 191 taught by Professor Shackelford,laura during the Fall '04 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Fall '04