September 25, 2005
Science and Religion
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Let's say it simply: science does not deny the existence of God. Science simply explains what we observe in the universe in a mechanical sense. It is fully possible to accept both science and religion wholly. Science only "contradicts" certain religious doctrines in the interpretations, and these details are when the doctrine attempts to use scripture to establish science. Historically, religion has always evolved to accept what science has found; where churches attempted to establish religious-based scientific dogma (the concept that the Earth was the center of the universe being the best example), they eventually changed the dogma to accept what science showed was true. It often took a great deal of time and they wound up cowing and punishing a lot scientists along the way, but it always happened. And so it will with evolution. It's just a question of how long it will take the fundamentalists to "forgive" the scientists for reporting what they see.Posted by Luis at September 25, 2005 11:28 AM
Posted by: ykw at September 25, 2005 03:28 PM
Posted by: Luis at September 25, 2005 03:34 PM