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Can Science be a Better Religion?
Those who study Science and those who pursue Religion have one thing in common - to know the Truth. Here we will compare which of the methods will result in finding out the Truth. So let's examine their definitions first.
- Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.
- A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship.
- The life or condition of a person in a religious order.
- A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
- A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.
- The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
- Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
- Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
- Methodological activity, discipline, or study: I've got packing a suitcase down to a science.
- An activity that appears to require study and method: the science of purchasing.
- Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.
If one looks closely, religion emphasizes "strong beliefs based on pressumptions", while science requires
"investigation before conclusion" .
Religion interprets unexplainable phenomena like lightning as a character of something supernatural, while science look for its natural cause.
Others consider Science as a mere mathematical representation Religion. But conflicts arise when even the Church, which will benefit from this argument, can't accept that Science is complementary to its existence.
In the race towards the Ultimate Goal of finding the elusive truth, it seems, Religion is falling far behind as compared to Science, because the Church Heirarchy are busy implementing their antiquated dogmas and are not willing to adapt recent discoveries in the field of Science. Although, in the early stages of Science...
The priests and scribes were responsible for record keeping, land division, and calendar determination, and they developed written language and early mathematics for this purpose.So, why did the Church separated from Science and later on, even from State?
... to be continued....
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