The Truth About Physics and Religion Many people believe that physics and religion are separate entities. They claim that physics deals only with the objective, material world, while religion deals only with the world of values. It is obvious, from these, and from many other comparisons, that conflicts have arisen between physics and religion. Many are convinced that the two fields completely oppose each other, and are not related in any ways. Many people, who follow a particular religion, feel offended by the claims that physicists have made, while physicists believe that religion has no basis in reality.
For those super religious people, it might be hard to believe something from the scientific world. Furthermore, there are many aspects where religion and science totally don’t agree with each other. Some religious people are not willing to accept the idea of evolution. Also, a lot of times religion goes against science. Many times, religious people don’t allow themselves to embrace religion.
No one can visually see God right in front of them, that causes people to ask themselves whether he exists or not. Another reason why many people don’t believe in God is the creation of science. Science has answered the basic life questions and changed the way people view ev... ... middle of paper ... ...degree that is needed for man to trust God and have a personal and growing relationship with Him. God’s Existence is a very intense topic.The non-believers believe that mostly science created this world, but are not convinced that people created science. As more and more people start to look for answers to basic life questions like; how were we created?
The bunch of proofs that science has supplied, has put humanity in doubt and has unbalanced the belief of the origins of life. Religion and science have always been seen as two different fields. Some people are inclined towards religion while others opt for science. This essay will explain the differences between scientific and religious creationism. Both of the creationisms are theories.
I believe that religion should not be considered the basis of reality since it is highly faith-based. People have different beliefs and that provides multiple versions of how they interpret their reality. I also feel that the “truth” that religion tends to glorify is not the truth because of its lack of empirical claims. In accordance to science, on the other hand, it is heavily evidence based. With science, we understand that it is solely based on observation.
This relates to science because theories are reasons that have not yet been proven. A scientist expects for a person to believe a theory because it is a reasonable explanation, even if it is not a proven explanation. Scientists have been accused of saying that religion is only a belief, and that there is a scientific explanation for everything, but if this is true, how come all things in life cannot be explained (Hall 27)? Hall says, “Science cannot explain how a man can survive something when it is impossible to survive.” But can religion explain this? According to a theologian, a person who studies religion, there is an explanation.
Secondly, truly theological questions such as the existence of God or the nature of an afterlife are often ignored by scientists. This may be in part a hesitation to face politically sensitive and philosophically difficult issues, or the methodological limitations of modern research techniques. At the same time psychological researchers are avoiding the fusion of religion and psychology, so are religious organizations. Religion once feared psychology's tendency to view God as "nothing but" the projection of the idealized father (Ciarrocchi, 2000). Many religions hold that divine acts can override laws of nature, a view that is usually seen as incompatible with scientific belief.
Church and State The theory of evolution is at odds with the views of many religions, and many people want to allow a religious view of creationism to be taught in the public school system. The foundation of evolution is based upon the belief that the origin of all ordered complex systems, including living creatures, can be explained by natural laws without the initiation or intervention of God. A person who believes in the biblical model of creation is viewed by some non- believers as a naive, narrow-minded religious fanatic who is not willing to look at the observable evidence with an open mind. Because the evolutionary idea of origins has been so widely accepted by the scientific community, many people have reasoned that the creation model should be completely rejected without fairly examining its claims. Even many Christians who have deep trust and faith in the Bible have never really understood the claims of the creation account (McLean 11).
In my opinion, religion does not belong in a science classroom, because science runs on a certain sets of rules and standards, in which all knowledge conveyed can be tested for its validity. Due to how science relates to evolution, it may be easier to accept the scientific theory, despite the fact that the origins are scientifically debatable. In a science course, its history can be proven unlike in religion which is based on a belief; therefore it should not be combined. I think the controversy between science and religion stems from the point that there is not one single idea that has been proven beyond doubt. Religious and scientific views have always clashed with one another, which has led to confrontations between nations because of their beliefs.
Anyone who is not strong in their religious beliefs would be easily swayed to believe he/she is not the product of a higher being and just plain exists on this planet for no reason other than to protect and preserve nature. This could also cause uproar in the church. There are a lot of religions that try to turn people on to spirituality, so it would be a devastating thing to have some scientist come along and convince a bunch of people otherwise. According to Darwin’s theory, man acts on instincts through nature and not through his own free will. I know from experience, that people do not like to think they aren’t in control of their own lives.