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Old January 18th, 2008, 7:33 am
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Re: The Relationship Between Science and Religion

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Originally Posted by chparadise View Post
Science and religion have been intertwined throughout history. Many of the most famous scientists of all time have been deeply religious men and women, who viewed science as a way to explore the world that God created. More recently, scientific advances have often gone up against religious beliefs, with a common question becoming "Should this research be done, since it violates religious teachings". The controversies over stem cell research are one example of this phenomenon, but it is certainly not limited to this one hot-button issue.

Discussion questions:

1. Based off of your religious beliefs, do you think that some forms of scientific research should be restricted?

2. What impact has religion had on scientific advances? Has organized religion held up the progress of scientific advancement?

3. What do you think the relationship between religion and science should be?

More questions may be added as I think of them, and I think that there is room for discussion of more than just what I outlined in the discussion questions.
1. No. Unless the research itself causes more harm than good.

2. A negative one, I think. Organized religion IMO translates into dogmatic, unyeilding and provides no leeway at all IMO.

3. Nothing. I don't want any relationship between science and religion. I believe religion is for the soul. Science is for the development of physical comforts of living in every sphere. Where is the connection and why should there be one?

Any religion should I think concentrate on how not to drive its people away and how to make its people happier, contented and peaceful.

The duty of science I think is to increase our standard of living in all fields, starting from basic living, to medicine to defence, to technology, to I&B, to computers and so on.

I cannot honestly see any connection between the two, and cannot believe there should be one.


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