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  • I doubt it... but u never know.. someday a miracle might take place
  • No.. Tis the scientific method to question and prove all things. Tis the religious principle to believe by faith alone. The two are near polar opposites. Which is why atheists are foolish to apply scientific requirement to matters of faith.
  • I would not say it is a case of getting along.Religion is based on many thousands of different faiths from around the world.They are different interpretations on what they believe is their deity.Science is based on fact and reality as we know it.One ca be physically proven and the other not.
  • Not in this life time and not until Religion stops looking a Sceince as something evil that's trying to take away Faith in whatever it is they believe in.
  • "Our two minds .... One is an act of the emotional mind, the other of the rational mind. In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels" (Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 1996, page 8). This rational mind is also called the faculty of logic and reason - it deals with science. The emotional mind is connected with religion. The Hindu Upanishads say that these two are opposite in nature. Modern psychologist also have observed it, but they are not very sure about it: "At the same time, reason sometimes clearly seems to come into conflict with some desires (even while not being in conflict with others) giving us the impression that reason is separate from emotion". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason Atheists among scientists http://www.non-religious.com/statistics.html Non-religious are less than 17%. http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=Topic&TopicID=2 Atheists are less than 5% http://www.positiveatheism.org/india/s1990c48a.htm
  • The core of religion is to realize and express the essential wholeness and unity of reality -- whether you call it God or Ultimate Reality or some other name. This is an intimately HUMAN phenomenon, which, at its best, brings wholeness and meaning to our lives. This is very subjective, you could say it's an "interior" phenomenon. The core of science is inquiry: to learn how reality is put together, to understand how the pieces fit systemically, and ultimately (if possible) come to understand the whole. Science attempts to establish this understanding objectively, which makes it an "exterior" phenomenon. So both of these are concerned with the Whole, ultimately... but their focus is different. Both are important expressions of what it is to be human, and there's absolutely no reason that an individual human being cannot be fully engaged with both without conflict. However, there are some things that both science and religion have to jettison in order to make this work: religion has to get rid of speculative beliefs about metaphysics, which are the basis of dogma that cause so many divisions and which fail to stand up to scientific tests. Science needs to jettison the illusion that one can remove an object from the whole and gain a thorough understanding of it conceptually. Once you take a deer out of the forest to study it, it's no longer the same kind of animal: a subject and its environment are intimately interwoven in an infinitely complex web of causes and effects, and there will always be limits to the knowledge which can be derived through analytical methods, simply because analysis by nature tends to separate things which are, in fact, "joined at the hip". When religion dumps belief in myths, and science dumps analysis-is-king, these two become two sides of the same coin: the human quest to understand and embody all of life, which is among the highest expressions of being human... they're perfectly compatible.
  • Never. Science is fact based, while religion is just like fairy tales. Show me one concrete fact that there is a God.
  • I would say it varies from religion to religion, really.
  • In many ways, they already do. The Templeton Foundation seeks to create dialog between these two different disciplines: http://.templeton.org/
  • It depends upon which religion you have in mind. History tells us that when church and state were one Christianity turned its back on science because science started challenging its scriptures. History also tells us that whereas Europe was stuck in the dark ages for centuries the early Muslims, inspired by the Qur’an’s exhortations to questioning, enquiring and learning and it’s condemnation of those that did not use their intellect, were transformed from desert dwellers into leaders in many fields of science. They opened up new frontiers with their research and inventions. They set up centres of learning and libraries which helped the European renaissance. The legacy is still visible in many terms and concepts still in use in the English language today. The Arabic numerals, the concept of zero, algebra to name but a few. There are many sites that’ll give you factual details but here’s one for starters. It’s a University site in California. http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/introduction/woi_knowledge.html or you could browse through http://www.1001inventions.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.viewSection&intSectionID=309 There is also plenty to mull over on http://www.harunyahya.com/ If you'd rather sit back and watch someone else do the work then follow this presentation. You can start with the video below which is part 3 of 24 including some interesting questions and answers. .
  • In many cases they do. There is alot of scientifical proof in Christianity. Try reading the book "Science and the Bible" by Henry M. Morris
  • Most science and religion get along just fine. Most scientists are religious people and most religious people accept science. Trouble comes from the vocal minorities on the fringes of both sides: + Religious fundamentalist people who take religious texts literally + Atheistic scientists with a grudge against religion The majority of mankind have no problem with religion, science, or even a mix of the two. With love in Christ.
  • No, they won't. Religion, is when people believe in something more grand and powerful than they are to make up for what they don't understand. To fill in the gaps, if you will. Science, is pure facts that show us how things happen without devine intervention. A woman becomes pregnant...a religious person might say that god created a miracle, gave the miracle of life to this woman. A scientific person might say that when the woman had sex, the man's sperm fertilized the woman's egg and by this the woman became pregnant. They are two different ways at looking at different situations.
  • Religions are slowly changing to accept science as accurate... Somewhat of a contradiction though - they've realised their mistake, apologised and fixed it up, then get ready to be infallible all over again... They'll get alone perfectly once Religions stop thinking they are infallible all the time - they quite clearly aren't. Their God may or may not be, but 'they' aren't, their religion isn't, and their doctrine isn't, as is more than abundantly clear.
  • Don't lose hope my friend, give them time, all relationships have their ups and downs. If all fails there's always the marriage guidance council.
  • Aye.. when science admits that religion is right ;)
  • I can't see that happening so long as religions demand that people believe in their mythology literally. Nothing in science says that god, or Allah or Vishnu of the FSM doesn't exist. Science doesn't attempt to move into the holy, spiritual, or personal feelings realms. If religions would kindly get out of the science bizz, like evolutions, cosmology, literal virgin birth, etc there would be no reason for conflict whatsoever.
  • Yes, as soon as religion stops trying to speak out as an authority on things it hasn't studied (i.e. the origin of the universe, etc.), and science avoids trying to make declarations about things that can't be tested (the existence of God, the meaninglessness of life, etc.) It's all about everybody staying in their own corner and recognizing their limitations.
  • They both have their competencies, and one cannot replace the other. “Science cannot replace philosophy and revelation by giving an exhaustive answer to man's most radical questions: questions about the meaning of living and dying, about ultimate values, and about the nature of progress itself” -Pope Benedict XVI
  • I hope not- science kicks religions ass every time.
  • Spirituality and religion will merge as we learn more of what moves matter at the quantum level and below. Dogma and science won't because most dogma is incorrect.
  • I've never had a problem putting the two together. As far as I am concerned, science has done nothing but prove my beliefs. But, then, my beliefs tend to conflict with just about every major "religion" there is! Ironically, that's exactly what all the prophets told me would happen! :)
  • They get along just fine as long as you don't cherry pick the data to paint a picture that isn't really there.
  • Both are based on belief. The bible was passed down by word of mouth while science could have errors (look at the first atomic model of the atom for example) As a result if neither will back down and discuss the possibility of both being right, probrably not.
  • NOPE...science is theory and ideas with no PROOF...God's have all the Proof they need, HIS WORD...and thats GOOD enough for ME...:)
  • When those who advocate religion learn humility- yes.
  • When many who advocate science humble themselves: Yes!!!
  • facts and ideas don't make a good mix. when a fact is fully conprehended as a fact and not an idea, the ideation about the fact is instantly dropped because it becomes irrelivant. Why keep the training wheels on a bicycle after knowing how to ride? that's exactly what's going to happen to religion. mark these words
  • It is plausible--if and abolutely only if the more dogmatic religions get their heads out of their arses--which is not likely to happen in the foreseeable future.
  • Science and religion are not at war. When scientific evidence and Biblical teaching are correctly interpreted, they can and do support each other. I'd say that anyone who doubts that: investigate the evidence for yourself. That's always the best way to do it.
  • They get along just fine among those who understand the Bible and science. For those who misunderstand or are ignorant of one or both, there are seeming contradictions.
  • No. One day they will have a horrible fling and one will let the other down and they will get in a arguement and walk their own separate ways PS There's a rat in separate. I remember from school :)
  • No, they're too different, but I think that religion is afraid of science. It's kind of like, science is a professional polygraph technician and religion is a compulsive liar. They're both not going to like each other very much since science will always point out religions flaws and religion will know that science will always do this.
  • Science and spirituality actually can go very well along. Science is very much restricted to 5 senses and if it can accept the mind, things will change in no time. Everything can be answered.
  • Actually, releigion explaing what Science can't
  • Einestine said:- faith without science is blind and science without faith is Gimp so faith and science are completing each outher !

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