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Thread: Is science against god?

  1. #1 Is science against god? 
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    Religions and Gods are with man since the beginning of social life.Archeological evidences,all around the world approve this fact.
    But is science against god?Or does it disapprove god?How can we conclude the stance of science against God/Religion??

    Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. Stop! cried the groaning old man at last, Stop! I did not drag my father beyond this tree.
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    Science is a method of inquiry. As such, it is neither for nor against anything. If one treats religion as a scientific hypothesis, it will be found to lack the type of evidence required by the scientific method. It is up to you and your personal philosophy whether you want to apply scientific methods to it or not.

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    Science is not for or against God. It is for discovering that which is true and real. So far, what science has discovered does not include any evidence of deity.
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    This is a good question and I entirely agree with the responses - science is not closed to anything, unlike religious beliefs, long held scientific beliefs can be overturned in an instant if evidence to the contrary arises.

    The thing about religion is that there is no way of conducting an experiment to prove or disprove the concept. Placing your theory in the 'un-provablilty zone'
    puts it beyond scientific verification and the theroy must surely be relegated to that of a legend / myth or story. So I really don't think that this section has a place on a science forum.

    I accept that this is broadly an American forum and that a great many Americans are believers however, I've seen a couple of websites for 'Creationist' museuims where ther are static displays showing stone age humans sitting round camp fires with dinosaurs roaming the background - I mean, do me a favour, mammals only rose to prominance AFTER the dinos were destroyed 65 million years ago - this is scientific fact and however much you want it not to be true, it is.

    It's not very honorable to wrap yourself up in the coccoon of a belief system based wholly on faith and then from that position, snipe at those areas of science where discoveries are yet to be made. A fairer approach would be to read [ an try to understand ] all that has been discovered so far by so many brilliant and talanted human beings. The hardware and software used here is the culmination of a great many scientific and technical innovations
    and the benefits are available to all.

    Science is all around you, in the car you drive, your mobile phone, even the supermarket checkout. Can the same be said for God? The EVIDENCE of all the unecssary suffering, cruelty, torture, religous antagonism all over the world strongly points to a negative conclusion.

    Put it another way - in the scenario where it is discovered that there is a 20 mile wide asteriod on a collision course with the Earth what action do you think would be the most effective.

    1. An international effort to mount a space mission that would achieve a diversion in the asteriods path thus missing the Earth and saving all life on the planet

    2. A session of fervent prayer to the CREATOR.

    I wonder what kind of reaction there would be if the powers that be declared their intention to go with option number 2? -
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    If God decided to show up one day then do you think He would allow humans to conduct a careful scientific analysis of Himself? I get the impression that theists can't wait for God to show everyone that he's not of this universe, something entirely different. I even get the feeling theists believe there is nothing science can gather from studying God, were he to show up. Can we expect a scientific explanation for God should he allow Himself to be studied?
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    Science simply does not comment on the supernatural. It investigates natural phenomena through the scientific method.
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