The only ‘rational’ worldview?
Atheism- the only ‘rational’ worldview?
God- disproved by science?
The 2 above are common popular misconceptions and also what the more ‘aggressive’ side of atheism insists to promote. Still after thorough study of the matter both claims prove false.
As many scientists can attest, the scientific method in itself is simply incapable of delivering a decisive conclusion of the God question, one way or another.
In this regard, Stephen Jay Gould, America’s foremost evolutionary biologist- also proud Darwinist, who devoted considerable time in fighting against creationism/intelligent design- said: “Science simply cannot (by its legitimate methods) adjudicate the issue of God’s possible superintendence of nature. We neither affirm nor deny it; we simply can’t comment on it as scientists.”
This is not at all a new idea and is not even controversial in educated settings: if anyone claims science proves or disproves the existence of God, he/she presses the scientific methods beyond their limits.
As for the affirmations of some famously trenchant atheists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, that the natural sciences are proof for disbelief in God, they would first be contradicted by the considerable number of scientists that did/do believe in God. (According to a 1997 survey in the science journal Nature, about 40% of U.S. scientists. See more examples of scientists who believe in God here and here)
So atheism is a belief system like any other worldview out there.