Don’t confuse science with faith

Kevin Lewis (“Uncommon Knowledge,” Ideas, March 31) seems to misunderstand science when he asks, “Could a faith in science similarly guide your values?” The question assumes that faith underlies science in the same way that it underlies religion.

The difference between science, properly understood, and faith is that science looks to experience to challenge and modify its own concepts, whereas faith is adherence to given ideas regardless of experience.

John L. Hodge

Jamaica Plain