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Myth, Religion, Philosophy, and Science

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Nestor Chavez 12/9/04 IB TOK Ms. Kanawi Word Count: 1,000 Comparison Essay: Myth, Religion, Philosophy, and Science Throughout history few were given the power to lead their fellow man to greatness, victory, and overall success. These men were commonly religious people or had some kind of great philosophical meaning to them, their dreams, and their ambition. It can be argued that these men could have been once a part of history, which then turned into legend and then turned into myths. Sometimes, science gets involved in religious myths or great legends and tries to use reason, logic, and evidence to see what is more likely to be the answer. As you can see, there are many differences and similarities in between the disciplines: Myth, Religion, Philosophy, and Science. Each one of these terms can be a way of life or it could just be a part of a belief. They can mix and be connected to each other but they are not the same. ...read more.

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Mythology, Philosophy, and Science all have to do with metaphysics. It could be a myth to think that wearing a blue sock on your left foot on Friday the 13th could bring good luck. A belief in luck is the metaphysic of a gambler. Metaphysics is an underlying of philosophical or theoretical principle. There are many theories done in science with testing. Parables are in both myths and in religions. Subjectivity is in both myth and in philosophy. Someone can make a myth up by proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather than the. There are philosophers who thought/think that everything and everyone could be all a part of someone's thoughts and that it is all in some persons dream or head. Myths have a lot to do with supernatural beings and objects. Religion is all about the supernatural such as God's and characters. A lot of people have free will to choose whether or not they believe in myths, religions, philosophy, and science. ...read more.

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Religion is also used to explain one of the great mysteries of the world, how it came to exist. Philosophy is used to expand the mind by being open to other possibilities. It is used to see the discipline comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology. It is also a system of values by which one lives. It tries to accomplish its goal by making philosophical thoughts seem to be right and can be related to. Science is all about reason, evidence, logic, and common sense. It is the opposite of religion in many ways. Science tries to show the truth by using evidence to support it such as experience and experiments. In conclusion, mythology, religion, philosophy, and science all have their similarities as well as their differences. Some work on each other like myths and religion where it can be said that religion can be nothing else but a myth trying to be the reason and cause of life. I have encountered much information and I can make a statement about all of this. The only truth that can be said is that you cannot truly know what it is. ...read more.

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