Theory of evolution - Religion and science - GCSE.
Is Science Just “Another Religion”? Science is a systematic and logical ongoing process that is evidence based to explain the natural world phenomenon. However, science does not virtually describe and give an explanation of nature. As Heisenberg Werner wrote in “Physics and Philosophy”, “Science is a part of the interplay.
Yes, if people use their brains, then faith and reason are compatible. There is a place in society for faith and reason to be compatible, as long as this so-called reasonable person is not blindly following the religion. Religion for the most part is not able to be explained with science, and a reasonable person can see that not everything can.
Those who believe that religion and science are incompatible typically mean that religion is not compatible with a particular interpretation of natural science according to which all that exists is what is revealed through scientific theory. But this is a theory of philosophy — metaphysics — not natural science.
Does Science Contradict Religion? Philip Vander Elst. About the Author. Philip Vander Elst is a freelance writer and lecturer who has spent nearly 30 years in politics and journalism, and now works with Areopagus Ministries.
Folks who think that science and religion are mutually irrelevant need to realize that the cat is already out of the bag; and I daresay there’s little prospect of stuffing it back in. Science and religion have discovered that they have important mutual interests and important contributions to make to each other, and those who don’t like this can choose not to participate in the dialogue.
Some argue that being religious is incompatible with being a scientist — but do they realise the father of the Big Bang theory was actually a Catholic priest, the pioneer of modern genetics was an Augustinian monk, or the decoder of the human genome converted from atheism to Christianity in his 20s?
Religion and science are indeed incompatible, notwithstanding statements to the contrary by some scientists and theologians. Religion and science both offer explanations for why life and the universe exist. Science relies on testable empirical evidence and observation. Religion relies on subjective belief in a creator.