How come Science and Religion are always going against each other?
Science attempts to explain things that used to only be "explainable" by religion in the past.
Seeing as how the more popular religions at least consider themselves to be infallible, when science shows without a doubt its wrong in certain aspects, it casts doubt upon pretty the entire belief.
Some don't like that, refuse to accept it, and will go out of their way to use science in an attempt to disprove that science can science and that their beliefs are correct.
To shorten all that, its safe to say the source of the conflict lies with people who are closed minded and can't even imagine they might be wrong.
Great answer! And I loved the way you answered it. Do you think science was created by something? @Link10103
Humans I guess? As I see it, science is really just us using what's already at our disposal in a specific way to understand the things around us.
Science is not a "thing" like religion is. Religion is based on belief in a god or gods.
Science is a Method of Study. Science is used to investigate the natural world and develop ways to make our society, culture, and life better and more understood. The goal of science is to learn.
The goal of religion is to die and achieve a supernatural reward for having followed the rules of whatever religion you belong to.
Science and religion are two entirely different things. Yet religionists believe that they can either twist science to prove their beliefs, or that science is only interested in destroying their beliefs.
But science is just a method that can be used to improve our lives. We have thousands of uses for the sciences - clean water, clean homes, telephones, cars, medicines, geography, geology, physics, rocket science, astronomy, and thousands more.
Religion is only used for psychological "comfort". With religion, you can "feel" better about things, but with science, you can actually BE better off.
People of science call for those of religion to prove their beliefs by using natural laws and the scientific method. People of faith attempt to apply science to their beliefs and are forced to twist both to the point of being unrecognizable. Science and religion have different presuppositions, different foundations. Science is rooted in evidence while religion is founded on faith. Each attempts to force the other to adopt its own means of knowing truth. Science would not be science if it was based on faith. Religion would not be a system of beliefs if there was evidence for every element of religion. This is one of the most destructive dilemmas of history.
The only science and religion I see going against each other is evolutionary theory and creation. Satan is the Father of Lies and perhaps he created evidence of evolutionary theory against us. If this question is important to you, consider reading my hub Christianity, Science, and the Existence of God. It's based on evidence of a Biblical flood and other scientific evidence that supports Bible stories.
The way I see it, science and religion are not "always going against each other." In reality, there is a relatively small number of cases in which scientific individuals and groups counter religious individuals and groups, and vice versa.
Additionally, the one and only reason why science exists is God gave human beings the gifts of thinking and reasoning. And anyone who believes that humans' ability to think and reason essentially appeared from out of thin air is not playing with a full deck. Or else they are being contrary to the existence of a "Higher Power" just for the sake of being contrary.
by marinealways24 9 years ago
Do they create a perfect balance? If there was no science with religion, what would hold religion in check to make up whatever they wanted? The same with science, if there was no religion, who would keep science from making up whatever they wanted?
by SparklingJewel 11 years ago
So I borrowed this idea from Misha to start a new thread.For me, I can give one particular instance where I think science and religion/spirituality are complementary, as crossing each other's boundaries. When I think of energy; where Kirlian photography has proven the existence of the energy...
by Mark Johann 5 years ago
Faith is something to believe in not based on experiment but on experiences that cannot be explained in science. Science is the intrinsic, concrete, literal and obvious observation proven in various ways of explanation.Are you skeptical about this?
by marinealways24 9 years ago
Where is common ground between science and religion? Will there always be science vs religion for their opposing views? I think science and religion have a lot more in common than some would like to believe.
by Jefsaid 8 years ago
Science and religion has led to mass social order and material advancements. Arguably, these were necessary developments in our human evolution. However, in either case, they have set rules to the understanding of our existence based on human decisions that have dictated these two...
by thirdmillenium 4 years ago
It is quite understandable for the rationals to pity the believers for their purported ignorance and obstinate adherence to their religious beliefs. They think they know the truth which may well be the case. What I do not understand is the way they put down the believers as though they were some...
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