One does not understand the other, and vice versa. Neither wants to give an inch to the other on specific issues, in fear of admitting that they are wrong. Much of this comes from the radical view points of both beliefs in an effort to maintain control and the status quo of their people. But they do not realize that with the birth of technology, knowledge can be spread faster and reach a bigger crowd. Although many internet "trolls" as they call them, are open minded and exceed the expectation of varied beliefs on multiple different areas of politics and religion, both science and religion have begun to use these same methods of education for their own purposes, keeping the ignorant people of their belief all the more ignorant.
This demonstrates that faith serves as basis for our knowledge so that we may continue to construct and expand our knowledge i.e. the second-hand knowledge using other Ways of Knowing, namely reason and perception. In this essay, I will evaluate to what extent faith is a justifiable basis for knowledge, in religion and another Area of Knowledge – natural science. In my opinion, I believe that faith is a justifiable, legitimate basis for knowledge not only in religion but also in natural science. Let knowledge be a cosmic and complex structure, faith is the base for this structure for it provides fundamental assumptions and without these assumptions, the structure of knowledge will disintegrate.
The specific issue here is if there is a conflict between religion and science. In the last two hundred years science and theology have traveled their different paths. Science has been regularized by professionalization which grants it greater authority. Theological activity has become diffused by decreased ability to professionalize theologians: with a loss of status and authority (Levinson, 2006). There have been many conflicts during the centuries between religion and science.
Dennett, on the other hand, is a philosopher. He has questioned the prevailing Darwinism schools of thought, consciousness, free will and even the moral thought relative to religion within human life (Dennett, 1995, p. 38). Questioning the scientific traditions and reductionist thought that has extended from Aristotelian and the ways in which it has wrongly informed science and even delimited discoveries, Dennett (1995) addressed all of these shortcomings and their traditions through the scholarly traditions upon which they were founded. Lifting the veil of ignorance, Dennett acquainted his readers and colleagues with the historic environments and factors that coauthored the aforementioned traditions. Ultimately demonstrating the ways in which (Dennett, 1981) the Cartesian superficially created a false dichotomy and ultimately informed reductionist and essentialist traditions, Dennett (1995) articulated Darwin’s intentions and those of scientists and philosophers that followed (p
The relationship between religion and science has been a subject frequently discussed and studied in the modern world. While some, such as Abdus Salam (1984), argues that religion and science are cooperative, while others such as Neil deGrasse Tyson (1999) believe that the two aspects are fundamentally conflictory. In actuality, the relationship between religion and science is highly complex, but given the historical ties between the two (especially within Christianity and Islam, which will be discussed in this essay), I am inclined to believe that two are largely mutually complementary and even reliant upon one another, as Einstein's statement may suggest. Firstly, Einstein's statement that ‘science without religion is lame’ implies that progresses
Before talking about the incompatibility of science and religion, it is necessary to answer questions such as what is science and what is religion? The science is a tool by means of which it is possible to receive true knowledge of the world. How there was a Universe or how life has appeared? Very deep and difficult question. While none of these issues have precise answers, but there is a scientific methodology, which is the best of what people can approach to them.
Butterfield (1965) author of “The Origins of Modern Science” persuasively argues that what materialized in the 16th century and subsequent years was not necessarily the results of new information, but transformed minds. Helweg, (1997) explains that other cultures have made significant findings to the human race; i.e., the Hindus introduction of zero and the Muslins contributions to algebra. Christian also contributed an exclusive set of expectations required by science. Many Christians were not only scientist but researchers that validated that we existed in a methodical universe. They understood that revealing such knowledge would prove powerful in evidence that such a universe was shaped by a methodical
Is Religion and Theology Scientific? Religion and Theology are two terms that are often confused when it comes to their study. Religion is based on faiths and beliefs when it comes to the acceptance of superhuman powers in the form of God or gods. On the other hand theology is the study of God thought. This is especially true of Christianity.
Some of the concerns still creating controversy include matters dealing with how life began and evolved, relations and sex, and various research methods. Life’s beginnings and the way it evolved have two different points-of-view according to science and religion. The religious belief is the concept of creationism, that all things, including humans, were created and put on the earth by God. The scientific belief is that the universe was created by a concept called the Big Bang, which in simple terms was a giant explosion that created all of the planets, stars, living creatures, etc. Science also believes that humans were not around at the beginning of life, but that they later evolved from various animals after adapting adaptations to help better suit them to the environment.
“Science is right & religion is wrong.” I personally, believe that this statement is not correct. This is because, there are some phenomenons in this world and in this universe that science can’t explain but religion however can- an example of this is would be the Mayan civilization; They predicted many of the natural disasters that came to be and they were far more advanced than us. This clearly proves that science is not always right and religion is not always wrong. Most Muslims would contradict this statement. This is due to the fact that Muslims believe that we (Humanity) are in the progress of learning and that we will come to understand the truth one day.