The Dialogues explores the intersection between science and religion. It also casts down a gauntlet. It challenges religion, any religion, to demonstrate proof of its faith-based claims. And, notably, it articulates a recipe for proof, a robust prescription of four ingredients that would convince the most resolute skeptic. Yet the tract contends that no religion will ever take up the challenge. The reason is simple. Religion’s mystical assertions - among them the avowal of absolute truth and the attribution of phenomena to unseen beings - will never attain the objective standard of scientific truth. As such, they offer no explanatory or predictive power for the universe we inhabit.