Religion is b... ... middle of paper ... ...rone to making mistakes.. Conclusion The areas of knowledge are how we divide up and label the knowledge we possess. This knowledge that is once accepted, can sometimes be discarded. The loss of religion, and the disproving of theories are prime examples of knowledge that was once accepted but is discarded today. There is a great deal of overlapping between religion and the natural sciences, because the theories of science cause the doubt in some religion, such as the evolution theory which questions the creation of Adam and Eve and how humanity arose from them.
Although depicted mostly as a 'religious' book, the Bible is really more a book of 'science'. The reason why Christianity and other Bible-based religions often disagree on doctrine is because the interpreters attempt to explain that which must be 'self-interpreting'. Contained within the Bible itself is the method for interpretation. This methodology is scientifically sound and refutes many long-held foundational Bible-based doctrines. horizontal rule Mr. Darwin – The Keen Observer: Governing edicts in early U.S. universities were often established by church clergymen who genuinely and sincerely believed there were certain things about God and creation which were beyond question.
We would still be using faith to comprehend occurrences in nature if it hadn’t been for the shift of power from faith in religion to human reasoning and logic. All in all I believe that while faith in religion and science may sometimes seem harmless and even beneficial, the risks are great and misconception as well as misrepresentation of facts has occurred several times in history. Faith in the natural sciences is not substantiated as natural sciences require the scientific methodology to make any assertion legitimate; however religion contrasts in the way that religion offers “Answers to mysteries” that cannot be found - and thus cannot be proved.
Now, though, the farther we plunge into science, the more questions we find that can only be answered by religion. When science and Christianity are both studied and well understood, especially in the context of their limitations, it is possible to integrate them, or at least for them to complement each other, in my view of the world. Works Cited Armstrong, Karen. A History of God. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.
In science we still have evidence and proof that can be backed up through their evidence and studies. Some religions don’t accept the fact that this earth was created through science and not the God, the all mighty. Religious people might take the stories that are told in their religion too literal. Galileo, a theist astronomer says, “…it may say things that are quite different from what its bare words signify.” The scriptures from one religion might say something that might be taken too literal while it really means something else. For
It may then appear easy to separate the two realms of thought, and philosophers, theologians and scientists have from time to time attempted to do this. Both science and religion make hypotheses about the fundamental nature of human existence and the nature of the universe, however, and inevitably the claims of each come into conflict. Whether this conflict occurs on a personal level or between opposing institutions, the claims of one often seem to place the other in dire jeopardy. We have seen demonstrations of such conflict throughout history, especially in relation to the Christian faith. For instance, few people have not heard about the adverse reaction of the Catholic Church when Galileo propounded his theory of a heliocentric universe.
Up until the Enlightenment, mankind lived under the notion that religion, moreover intelligent design, was most likely the only explanation for the existence of life. However, people’s faith in the church’s ideals and teachings began to wither with the emergence of scientific ideas that were daringly presented to the world by great minds including Galileo and Darwin. The actuality that there was more to how and why we exist, besides just having an all-powerful creator, began to interest the curious minds in society. Thus, science began to emerge as an alternative and/or supplement to religion for some. Science provided a more analytical view of the world we see while religion was based more upon human tradition/faith and the more metaphysical world we don’t necessarily see.
With the advancement in time, the matter of faith has started to evolve into many different types of faith, such as the belief in God and science. This faith may act as the main source of knowledge but yet again, it restricts the knowledge to certain sources only. As for natural sciences, perception plays a huge role in determining what happens around us but could cause inaccuracies in results. It is only sensible to say that some conflicts have to be left disregarded.
While some people may believe that science and religion differ drastically, science and religion both require reason and faith respectively. Religion uses reason as a way of learning and growing in one’s faith. Science, on the other hand, uses reason to provide facts and explain different hypotheses. Both, though, use reason for evidence as a way of gaining more knowledge about the subject. Although science tends to favor more “natural” views of the world, religion and science fundamentally need reason and faith to obtain more knowledge about their various subjects.
Scientists often describe their experiments and writings in religious terms, just as religious believers support combinations of belief and doubt that are “far more reminiscent of what we would generally call a scientific approach to hypotheses and uncertainty.” That just proves that even though they are not the same, religion and science have to be related somehow. Throughout the past century, many scientific s... ... middle of paper ... .... People will remain how they are, unwilling to change, even if it means it is creating a worse environment for everybody else. That is just how the world works, and how it will always work until somebody decides to make a change. Works Cited Clayton, Philip. Religion and Science: The Basics.