Dr. Abdulla Galadari wrote an article named “Science vs. Religion: The Debate Ends” (2011) that clarify this relationship. Dr. Galadari holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and has an MSc in Civil Engineering and a MEng in Engineering Management using GIS. Atheist scientists reason using their mind and senses and think that religious people are unreasonable. Freud (1927) is one example of many atheists who consider religion “as neurosis, illusion, poison, intoxicant, and childishness to be overcome.” (Galadari, 2011, P.1) and that one should be hypnotized in order to be religious.
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DOES SCIENCE MAKE PEOPLE ASIDE FROM RELIGION? Science does drive people away from their religion because it provides elucidations and makes people analyze what religion obligates to believe. People have to accept what the religion says with no opportunity to question it. Besides, science approves what religion does not, for example clonation, heliocentrism and the origin of life; also, the morning-after pill which was developed by the science and the religion is dissident about it. The bunch of proofs that science has supplied, has put humanity in doubt and has unbalanced the belief of the origins of life.
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.
In many religious countries, church or mosque leaders are considered as scientists by the believers. This is completely nonsense for over the history and until recently religious teaching opposed scientific breakthroughs. This science and religion conflict began in the 17th century when Galileo was condemned by the church after his discovery that the earth was turning around the sun rather the opposite as the Church was preaching at that time. In the end Galileo was forced and threatened to declare his ideas as being false. Years later proved his th... ... middle of paper ... ... like blaming a country with specific laws permitting the presence of a safe and healthy society for the existence of criminals.
In the movie "Contact", Ellie Arroway represents many scientists in the world. She is torn between religion and science, however she is unable to rely on the assumed truths of the teachings of religions. Science is the search for truth, it allows her to discover the truth for herself. As Palmer Joss later mentions in the movie, the purity of science is not involved in the furthering of technology. Technology is not the God that science seeks, for it seeks to create no God, science does not believe in any sort of God.
Hence, contemplating the mind of a passionate creationist defending an uncompromising claim instead of conforming to both sides is spellbinding. Thus what is, for William Jennings Bryan, the relationship of science and morality pertaining to his closing statement at the trial of John Scopes in 1925? Morality is endangered by science. To be more precisely, Christianity is endangered due to evolution theories, for evolution propagates unproven, misleading hypotheses, because it doesn’t provide spiritual elements needed, and because the idea of natural selection opposes the loving nature of God. Since science’s impact rises, unproven hypotheses are propagated more easily.
For example in Slaughterhouse-Five, "On Tralfamadore, says Billy Pilgrim, there isn 't much interest in Jesus Christ. The Earthling figure who is most engaging to the Tralfamadorian mind, he says, is Charles Darwin - who taught that those who die are meant to die, that corpses are improvements. So it goes” (Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five). So, Vonnegut infers that Tralfamadorians have no faith in God and believe mainly in scientific advances. Because Darwin explained life without mentioning divine power; he challenged principles of many religions in the world.
They think that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. Paul Dirac, a physicist, once said: The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination. It is quite understandable why primitive people, who were so much more exposed to the overpowering forces of nature than we are today, should have personified these forces in fear and trembling. But nowadays, when we understand so many natural processes, we have no need for such solutions. Dirac, and those who think the same way, however, fails to consider the essential element that has caused many to misunderstand the relationship between physics and religion.
Every culture has spoken of a god, what happens after death, and who helps everyone. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history” (George Orwell). Dawkins, Nagel, Harris, Hitchens, and Dennett have all tried to deny people the past. They cannot possibly wipe out over 100,000 years of religion. In Hahn and Wiker’s Answering The New Atheism, they refute one of the most notorious atheists in this decade.