Jennifer Sexton and Laura Finley, from an Ebsco host article made an excellent point and stated, “Religious believers argue that the presumption of God's existence is based on reason, and that the proof of God's existence is in the unanswered questions about the universe, which remain unaddressed by science” (Sexton). As Christians our world views should strongly relat... ... middle of paper ... ... to my understanding that the reason why most scientists have turned atheistic and secular is because they are not strong believers in God to begin with. The powerful observations made in the science world are indeed believable but as Christians we underlie God’s power that exhibits the results we see. Secular scientists don’t believe that God has that much power and that is why this great controversy continues today and will continue throughout our life. However as a High school biology teacher I will be forced to keep my faith and beliefs to myself and teach what I am required to.
So, in a sense science can be seen as its own religion. The best evidence we have for religion is embedded in the first episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. In the first episode we learn about how the discovery of a much larger universe comes about. It is important to know that in the beginning of this episode science is not a widely know used as it is today. Religion was being used to solve all of the problems in society, which raised a problem.
He said, "The hand of God played a part in causing the Big Bang". I replied, "In science, we don't worry about why it happened, but rather how and when." I then told him that Steven Hawking sees science as writing god out of the picture, and eventually the Theory of Everything will disprove the existence of a god. The priest quickly replied quoting Paul Davis saying, "that the beauty and order of the laws of physics themselves suggests that there must be something behind those laws.
The reasoning for that is because God created humans under his likeness. What the church is saying about mankind contradicts with the scientific evidence scientists have found on human evolution. By analyzing the different scientific approaches, one will be able to grasp a clear understanding that the theory of evolution by natural selection conflicts with the Judeo-Christian worldview of God as creator. Before Darwin, the complexity of organisms was recognized as creation by God. The Judeo-Christian basis argues that in order for one to acknowledge there is a creator and that the bible is true is a much deeper substance than simply claiming a theory.
He would have asked penetrating questions and obviously the religious answers he got did not satisfy his inquiring mind. However, if the Bible was inspired by the same person who created the universe, it should be able to answer this query to some satisfaction. But what if what we always thought we knew about the Bible was nothing like it really is? And though Christianity and the Bible have always been portrayed synonymously, what would happen if we discovered they are not the same??? Although depicted mostly as a 'religious' book, the Bible is really more a book of 'science'.
This intense focus on science weakened the longstanding belief in religion. Religion in general was beginning to be questioned. Perry goes on to clarify that “God’s role in a mechanical universe was not clear…Theology became a separate, and for some an irrelevant, area of intellectual inquiry, not fit for the interests of practical, well-informed people” (416). There were several different views on how God fit into the picture. For Isaac Newton, God created the universe and still intervened from time to time with miracles.
His first proof dealt with the mover and... ... middle of paper ... ...as St. Thomas's proofs of Gods existence and other teachings on the existence of God, but even empirical science. The more scientists discover, the more many of them are realizing that the reason for things goes deeper than what science can explain. For those who already believe in a God, science may even strengthen their belief, not weaken it. Even things that seem like they might have been proven by science, that may completely deny biblical teachings, may still have their origins in a God. Even if Darwin's theory of evolution is true, perhaps this only gives insight into God's nature.
He proved many scientific truths by doing many experiments. These innovators and more made this revolution very important to everyone alive. During the Middle Ages, the Europeans believed that the earth was flat. They accepted the Catholic Church's views that the earth was the center of the universe, but others thought differently. According to church doctrine, God created the universe to serve people... ... middle of paper ... ... Talks about different scientists during the Scientific Revolution.
In contrast to this, the religious view of the creation of earth involves Creationism, the belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe are a creation of God (Williams, 2010). Both definitions can be differentiated into the fact that science is unable to understand religion, however similarities are evident is that both fields study the same world and same reality. Since both religion and science contain quite controversial opinions into the creation of earth, is it possible for there to be a connection? The idea of disconnection between religion and science is not an unrealistic concept, as there are tensions dating back to the 1800’s between the churches and scientists regarding the creation of earth. The idea that the Sun orbited the Earth was accepted as true in the Bible, instead of the Earth orbiting the Sun.
Even though Copernicus had to fight to get his theory published and even though it had a misleading preface, Copernicus’ theory was eventually given the thought and consideration that it deserved. It has helped scientists propose the modern model of the solar system which is incredibly accurate. Copernicus’ theory also forced the Roman Catholic Church to change their view of the solar system in the light of science. These positive changes are still clearly visible today in many of the schools and churches across the globe.