Can science and religion ever be reconciled?

Can science and religion ever be reconciled?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not science's fault god can't enter this world. Technology, sure. Religion is holding out until we configure a world it can return to

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not really. Modern science as a philosophy revolves around the testing of falsifiable statements. Religion, meanwhile, is entirely centered around unfalsifiable statements that can't be tested in anyway.

    There is a fundamental impasse that conflicts science's empiricism and religion's mysticism. Trying to reconcile them would be like trying to reconcile snowboarding and doing your taxes. It's only religion that is really interested in reconciliation because religious entities feel existentially threatened by science invalidating their doctrines.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      not everybody is a scientist

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, and certainly not the seething religious homosexuals on here

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        And not everybody is a theologian. What's your point?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          what do you guess my point is, friend?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            You don't have one because the OP is talking about two systems coexisting and you're bringing up individual laymen like it matters.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            you're a moron

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ehhh, I think that's just a modern view of science vs. religion from the Age of Enlightenment after the Reformation led to a rise of more religious fundamentalist views amongst Protestants and Catholics. We've often seen scientific thought in western churches as "Existence was created by God with a set of rules, and we need to understand those rules in order to fully understand God's creation" before that

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Brutal truthbomb

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Obviously depends partly on the religion and its doctrine, but for all intents and purposes, no. Science is supposed to be rooted in empirical, observable facts backed up by troves of reproducible evidence. That might not always be the case in practice, but it means anything which demands acceptance and truth without evidence is categorically irreconcilable.
    This is why fanatics consistently insist on “““evidence””” that their faith is correct (Lazarus bacteria, intelligent design, Jesus on toast, etc.) while rejecting any evidence that contradicts their faith as exaggerated/misattributed/fraudulent (fossils, geologic strata suggesting Earth is billions of years old rather than thousands, etc.)

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      both atheists and religious are very hung up on mythology and "testing" miracles, they're oblivious to the real reasons for continued religiosity, namely life's mysteries like time, consciousness, the afterlife, self and other. They can be explained, but not in terms that connect with the average person... and it's all about communication. A religious person gets the same euphoria as an atheist about the same subject, via different methods. That will continue

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, quite easily since they occupy entirely different domains. People just need to stop being morons about it and leave each to their respective areas.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should not the question from a philosophical standpoint be -- should science and religion be reconciled?
    If so or not, why?
    Substantively, the question is -- should a method meant to ascertain empirical information about reality be reconciled with a belief system rooted in the supernatural.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >a method
      I should have said the method.
      There is no other.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >a method
      I should have said the method.
      There is no other.

      I also should have said "with belief systems" as OP was not specific.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >in the next decades, science is going to create an entity more intelligent than us and our lives will revolve around it
    >the difference being that you won't be able to ignore it if it asks you to sacrifice your son

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No and they don't need to

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