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Can science and religion coexist peacefully in today's society?

  • Because it does

    I believe this for many reasons. One reason. Is that I am a Catholic, and that I absolutly love science. I have an A in Science class and an A in religion class. So that is why you should belive me because I am very credible kind of person. Thanks!

  • Science and Religion Coexist

    Without a doubt, both science and religion can coexist in today's society without any major problems. While there will always be fighting between people who choose one over the other, both disciplines don't have to be at odds with each other constantly. Religion and science can exist side by side with ease.

  • No need for hate

    There's no need to hate people for their personal beliefs; while people have persecuted science for far longer, religion also deserves to be accepted as a positive force in some people's lives. There is nothing necessarily contradictory between religion and science, and people use religion as a shield to protect them from scary concepts.

  • Yes, if they realize their own spheres.

    Science has its place in terms of seeking for answers to the origins and workings of the physical world. But religion has its place, too, in terms of giving life a context and using symbols to explain what isn't known. They can coexist as long as there is respect on both sides.

  • Science And Religion Can Co-Exist

    Religions are not meant to be a reason to deny science, although some people use their religious beliefs to do so, that is simply ignorance from the adherent. Some religions are trying there best to correlate their beliefs and knowledge with science. Buddhism, for example, would prefer to eventually "make it all make sense," in essence. The Dali Lama, for example, has talked with several scientists in an attempt to understand scientific findings and he often tries to correlate the truths of science with the truths he finds in Buddhism. So, I do believe it possible for science and religion to coexist.

  • Not in US society today

    There are so many people that think that science is not real or is not a good reason to believe things that go against their religious beliefs. Things like global warming, the age of the planet and universe, the fact that there are dinosaurs are things people don't believe based on religion.

  • For rational humans, no.

    Science can not coexist with religion in a rational world; science proves religious beliefs incorrect repetitively. Therefore, in a rational world, only science exists. However, the common human is irrational and easily swayed by emotional ploys, so we have religion. Of course, if we merely had science we wouldn't get to laugh at the ridiculous claims of religion and the religious would we now?

  • For rational humans, no.

    Science can not coexist with religion in a rational world; science proves religious beliefs incorrect repetitively. Therefore, in a rational world, only science exists. However, the common human is irrational and easily swayed by emotional ploys, so we have religion. Of course, if we merely had science we wouldn't get to laugh at the ridiculous claims of religion and the religious would we now?

  • No: science is interested in human wellbeing, and religious dogma oversteps into science

    Agnostic biologist Stephen J. Gould once spoke of "Non-overlapping magisteria": the idea that religion can talk about the spiritual while science talks about the physical, and they can respect each other's boundaries.
    But in practice, it doesn't work that way. To the extent that the spiritual encompasses psychology, compassion, altruism, sociology, anthropology, human happiness and welfare, science is not only interested in those things, it is making definitive strides in understanding them.
    But meanwhile, what religious dogma makes no physical claims -- on history, on consequence, on the future, or the nature of knowledge itself? Any such claims will inevitably be testable by science, and historically such claims are not just contested -- they're overturned.
    Religion is an ancient attempt to understand the how, why and so what of things. But most of what it claims to do has either been debunked by science, or is being done better.
    That erosion is real, and continuing, and the only way religion can co-exist credibly among educated peoples is to allow itself to be reduced to a rump of what it once claimed to be.


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