The theories of science are not proven, such as how the universe got here and whether or not evolution is true or not. Yet people believe this, blindly. They believe the theories of faith even though they themselves have not tested those theories. That takes faith. Science has a founding father, Darwin, and many modern day priests, such as Bill Maher.
Now don't get me wrong here. I don't believe at all that science in general is a religion. However statements like "Science is the only valid form of information" "Science is the ultimate" statements often proclaimed by atheists and by the scientism ideology is a form of a science religion.
Science =/= religion, yeah, I agree. HOWEVER, I believe that it should be considered a religion legally b/c it would mean that people's scientific beliefs could not be infringed upon under the first amendment of the US constitution, thus (hopefully) promoting scientific edumafaction
Science is becoming increasingly dominant in today's society. The supporters of main-stream religions are reducing, as more people join the atheist team. Science is a way of living and thinking, a 'modern' religion, you could say. People who have strong faiths in religion do need to accept science, without it they could not do a lot of what they do, so they should accept it as a way of living. Basically, everyone should. Religion is individual and personal, so anything could be a religion.. especially this new, modern, thoughtful way of thinking and living.Its simple.
Having a faith in something and living your life based of texts of that faith, is generally considered a religion. Many people have a faith on facts and hypothesis in science that guide their daily lives. They look to scientists, and doctors and text books the same way religious people look to priests, rabbis, and an imam and seek guidance in a bible or other religious text. Both religious people and those who choose science believe in a creation, a living and a death. Although they are very different views, there is no telling which is correct or justified. Religion is a protected class, however believing in science isn't. If you step back and remove your personal views, you would see that actually they are the very same thing; a belief in something. Saying religion is right and science is nothing is just like saying Christianity is right, and everything else is nothing, which is wrong. All of these are examples of people being stuck in the I'm right you're wrong mind frame, which leads us no where. We have to allow people to choose their own path in life, science, religion or otherwise.
Science is every bit as faith based as religion. Almost all scientific theories are little more than religious dogma with little or no evidence for them. How can you prove that there is such thing as an atom? How can you prove the big bang happened? How can you prove that energy cannot be created or destroyed? These are things that you cannot prove but you accept on pure faith. The fact that it is a religion that fits together very well with most other religions does not make it any less of a religion.
All scientific discoveries bring light to our ignorant perspective. Causality viewed in context with an end goal of promoting a balance between bio diversity and bio density on a global scale writes all one needs for ethical behavior while maintaining the highest volume of individual choice.
Truth as a quality of any fact must be supported by physical evidence or faith in others that this evidence exists, as the sheer magnitude of all data far exceeds the ability for one person to test each truth.
True religion is in harmony with reality.
Religion relies upon faith and Science relies upon empirical examination. Religion is subjective, and science is objective. Science answers the how, religion answers both the how and why although science is gradually replacing religion in explaining how things happen. This is because science is testable and it's results observable.
Science doesn't involve worshipping anything, and there is nothing supernatural about it. Science is a tool, like logic and math, to discover facts about the Universe. And it's hardly "the religion of atheists," since you needn't be one to accept the validity of science (not that all theists do though, hence why we have creationists).
Religion requires an element of the divine. There is no such element to be found in anything of what science is.
What imabench said
Religion requires of faith. It's a set of dogmas to know about, essentially, the unknowable.
Science does not require faith; it's the gathering of information and search for the truths of our universe, which can be proved or disproved.
I cannot see a connection.
I fail to see how learning to make a fake volcano out of kitchen materials counts as "religion"
Scientism absolutely, however science is independent from human belief.
"A religious creed differs from a scientific theory in claiming to embody eternal and absolutely certain truth, whereas science is always tentative, expecting that modification in its present theories will sooner or later be found necessary, and aware that its method is one which is logically incapable of arriving at a complete and final demonstration."
Bertrand Russell, Grounds of Conflict, Religion and Science, 1953.
Science, especially operational science, is knowledge gained through observation and experimentation. There are theories disguised as science that could and should be considered religious in nature but science as a whole should never be considered a religion.