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Science vs Religion

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Can science and religion co-exist? It has been a conflict ever since the two became separate professions hundreds of years ago and will be an ongoing debate. Science and religion have been in conflict for many years and will continue arguing. However, the question is, can a scientist be religious even though there is scientific evidence that questions the existence of God? Science is mainly concerned with the 'how' of the universe. Religion is concerned with the 'why' questions - the meaning and purpose of life. Usually the two do not come into conflict unless science gets involved with the 'how' questions or religions gets involved in the 'why' questions. ...read more.

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Since both science and religion are both involved in finding the truth then why is it that science and religion co-exist? Simply because science questions everything logically while religion uses the God hypothesis and their holy texts. The God hypothesis is using God to explain the unexplained. This is where science and religion clash and especially in medical miracles, and the creation of man and the universe. A medical example is when science cannot explain a patient who is cured from HIV, and thus religion would state that God did it. Evolution has been an ongoing battlefield since Darwin's time because the theory of evolution is contradicts the idea that God created all man, even questioning his very existence. ...read more.

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Would it be ethical to blame those who believe science is the answer simply because it provides more evidence? Take Galileo for an example. Galileo was a religious man till his death and yet he was accused by the church of heresy. Could it be that science can co-exist with religion but religion cannot co-exist with science? In conclusion, I believe that science knows its limitations and dwells within that and finds many scientific evidence. Religion on the other hand is constantly being attacked by scientific evidence and that is why I believe that science and religion will never reconcile. Theory of Knowledge - Science and Religion Travis Fu Can they co-exist? Or is it necessary to renounce one for the sake of the other? ...read more.

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