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  1. #1 Howdy 
    墨子 DaBOB's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Well hi.

    I was looking over the site a bit before registering and I have some questions.

    Ever since I became interested in science I have been equally interested religion and find them to be inseparable. In fact, as I understand it, science is just another branch of religion. Old technologies were often used to enhance religious practice. The reason I am saying this is as I was looking over the site I noticed what seemed to me to be a disrespect for religion or a lack or credit to it. I guess i just want to know if I am looking at the wrong site, or if there are others who have the same respect I do for all possible faiths (including science).

    I hope I can learn alot here.

    Well, I have looked around a bit more and i see there is lots of diversity here so don't bother answering the question.

    Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. -Spoon Boy
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    Universal Mind John Galt's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    welcome. I'm pleased you have seen that there are a wide diversity of opinions on the site. Since it is a science forum, the science perspective tends to dominate. However, I completely agree with you that science and religion are not mutually exclusive: they are merely alternate ways of exploring reality. [Though I definitely wouldn't go as far as you in describing science as a branch of religion. Let us say they both had a common ancestor.]

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    Forum Ph.D.
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    Feb 2005
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    Hello, both religion and science go hand in hand when you look at the whole picture. Sometimes they disagree. But sometimes religions - disagree.

    Diversity is a great thing; it’s what makes us very different and its very much life. Some people can't accept that. But on a whole I find the science forum to be very much in an acceptance state, aside from a few.

    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    Forum Freshman Jezza's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Tasmania, Australia
    welcome to the forum! i'm pretty new myself but as you will see their is a lot of diversity in this forum and their are religious topics which i have eagerly posted on...i think you will have a great time and start posting straight away!
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