Although I had been raised in a devout Christian family, where prayer and Scripture readings were a nightly ritual, I, like most scientific types, came to believe in the possibility of a material conceptions of reality, an ultimately scientific worldview that would grant a complete metephysics, minus outmoded concepts like souls, God, and bearded white men in robrs. I spent a good chunk of my twenties to build a frame forsuch endeavor. The problem, however, eventually beame evident: to make science the arbiter of metephysics is to banish not only God from the world but also love,hate, meaing- to conside a world that is self-evidently not the world we live in. That s not to say that if you believe in meaning, you must also believe in God. It is to say, though, that if you believe that science provides no basis for God, then you are almost obligated to conclude that science provides no basis for meaning and, therefore, life itself doent have any. In other words,existential claims have no weight; all knowledge is scientific knowledge.