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I am going to be looking at how the religion of Hinduism relates to such scientific topics. I will be talking about some of the key issues that have been mentioned by religious people and scientists

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Introduction In this project, I am going to be looking at how the religion of Hinduism relates to such scientific topics. I will be talking about some of the key issues that have been mentioned by religious people and scientists, and how their views contrast and differ. Religion is an important part of our life, and therefore, it coincides with almost everything we do. What we do, what we say, and even the way we think may be determined by our religion. This is why Religion and Science is a very important subject to be discussing. Religion and Science has been debated by top world leaders. As scientific technology progresses, religious views fade away. People are unsure of what to believe - their religion or scientific knowledge? There are several important topics in this section that involves religion. In this project I am going to talk about: * Origin of the Universe * Origin of Humanity * Care of the Environment There are unknown facts in the world that are proved by science but challenged by religion, for example the creation of the universe, humanity and all of life. Since the holy texts of the different religions were written, scientists have told us a great deal about the origins of the universe and life on earth. ...read more.

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Each Maha Yuga consists of a series of four shorter yugas, or ages. The yugas get progressively worse from a moral point of view as one proceeds from one Yuga to another. As a result each Yuga is of shorter duration than the age that preceded it. Yuga Duration (years) God Virtue Kriti Yuga 1,728,000 Brahma Meditation Treta Yuga 1,296,000 Vishnu Knowledge Dvapara Yuga 864,000 Vishnu Sacrifice Kali Yuga 432,000 Vishnu Shiva-Rudra Charity In a hymn called the Purusha Sukta the creation of the universe is explained in a myth which a great being a 'cosmic man' is sacrificed in order to create the world. This was the first sacrifice and is symbolic for Hindus. This is representative of the sacrifices made to God every day in homes or temples. Different parts of the cosmic man became the different elements of the universe. His mouth became the Brahmin: his arms were made into the Warrior, his arms were made into the Warrior, his thighs the people, and from his feet the servants were born. The moon was born. The moon was born from his mind: from his eye the sun was born. Indra and Agni came from his mouth, and from his vital breath the Wind was born. (Purusha Sukta 12. 13) ...read more.

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Animal Welfare Hindus believe that all living things whether they are people or animals all come from one source and are all united or related to one another because of their relationship with God. Many Hindus believe that it is only possible to be reborn in another human, but that someone could be born into the animal kingdom aswell. So, therefore there is a possibility that any animal could be your ancestor, which means it is bad to kill animals for food. Animals are as also related to Hindu deities. Hindus believe that they are higher than animals in the natural order of life, but this does not give them the right to treat animals cruelly. The concept of ahimsa (harmlessness) is central to Hinduism. Conclusion In conclusion, Hinduism teaches that the universe was created by cosmic man and that the great cosmic man was sacrificed to create the world and all the elements in it. Also, it teaches that humans evolved, but they did not adapt to their environments. Hinduism also teaches us, to care for the environment and to look after animals. I believe in the Big Bang theory and that it is growing in belief. I don't believe that the cosmic man was sacrificed, but I believe that God possibly created the Big Bang itself. I think that it is a matter of opinion, and will still be debated in years to come. ...read more.

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