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Does Science Contradict Religion?

 
 
urangutan
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2008 10:52 am
@prolix,
It is funny how this thread or question, deals solely with the belief in "The One True God's Religion" and the "Big Bang or Quantum Theories", spectrum of understanding. Does the science of Steam Engineering, quell the belief in the Almighty God, while the oral traditions told of the Rainbow Serpent, do they constrict the life out of the Theory of Evolution. It is and always will be awe versus awareness.

The steam train was never going to be seen as a devilish beast by a civilisation that had witnessed fire become an oven then a furnace. Religions today, are only too happy to accept into their throng the lives with souls that science created, through invitro-fertilisation. And so, God(s) smile and when God(s) is(are) happy the people/sciences are happy.
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Holiday20310401
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 08:44 pm
@prolix,
In answer to the very original question in this thread, does science contradict religion.
Here's my belief.
Any scientific method that contradicts culture should be banned.
Any religion that denounces science is flawed because science advocates god and god advocates science.
Science from what I know has never really contradicted customs of religion, or culture, but disapprove and make the gods of religions seem faulty and childish. Which they are; I am having trouble finding a religion to follow that names the kind of god I see fit to govern my life.

Science is something that uncontrolled leads to randomness and therefore disaster. It needs to be governed by fundamentals and this could be god. So science and god are meant to be coalesced. (Morality is a force of this).
Religion evokes customs that are usually not for god but for maintaining the power of the people trying to keep the religion seem faithful.Smile
Aedes
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 09:07 pm
@Holiday20310401,
Holiday20310401 wrote:
Any scientific method that contradicts culture should be banned.
What do you mean by this? If by this you refer to unethical scientific practices (like the Tuskeegee experiment, or like the Nazi medical experiments), then I agree with you. But in this you're talking about ethical decisions and not procedural methodology. So I don't know that logically there is a way for a scientific method to contradict culture. Does culture have a method?

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Any religion that denounces science is flawed because science advocates god and god advocates science.
Where does science advocate god? I sure read a lot of scientific literature and I've never seen that. It would be a very non-scientific position to make a statement about god.

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Science is something that uncontrolled leads to randomness and therefore disaster.
Science is a tool. It's the political and entrepreneurial people who use science who need to be controlled, not science itself. Science is a cultural weathervane.

If explosive technology can lead to both cars and to carpet bombs, if microbiology can lead to both medical cures and biological warfare, then it's really not the science itself that's at fault. It's no coincidence of course that science goes into producing weapons during wartime. It's the stream of influence and funding that pushes its way into science from the outside. That's why since the anthrax attacks in 2001 the federal government put RIDICULOUS amounts of money into smallpox research, a disease that hasn't touched a single person in 30 years, and yet tens of thousands of Americans get influenza every year and we have chronic vaccine shortages. Science is expensive, so scientific endeavors follow the funding stream.
Holiday20310401
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 09:23 pm
@Aedes,
Science is a tool. It's the political and entrepreneurial people who use science who need to be controlled, not science itself. Science is a cultural weathervane.
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Sorry I was so vague. And yes u r right. It is the people that use science who r to be controlled, science isn't something that can be controlled, you're right.Surprised
But it is the essence of science that is one of the things that evokes change in one's emotions.Smile
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