- A P
- Chicago, IL
- United States
Student Teacher, Chicago Public Schools/University of Illinois at Chicago, Student
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Discrepancies between Science and Religion? Origin(s) of the Universe
Many profound/ground breaking scientific facts and theories were discovered post-nineteenth century by teams of highly competitive scientists that constantly tested and retested each other's ideas; refining them if inconsistencies arose. There are primary sources of information to prove this; as many prolific researches are still alive.
During the origins of religion many of these scientific tools/concepts were still undiscovered by man/woman (ex. Humans thought the earth was flat, at the center of the universe, and unchanging.) resulting in an drastically different view of the earth, life, knowledge and existence in general. Yet astrophysics, molecular physics, evolutionary biology, etc. are regularly barraged with ridicule via unwarranted and malicious non-fact presented as legitimate scientific fact. How is this justified and why do so many people buy into it? Is it choosing to be ignorant?
If modern day life is unrecognizable compared to life 2000 years ago...how can fundamental religious principals correlate to, outweigh and guide complex modern principals that were refined for hundreds of years by the intellectual elite? How does religious scripture account/compensate for knowledge that had not even been imagined or foreseen yet? If scientific theory is always up on the chopping block being revised and improved, why does religion not pertain to this? Modern day technology and fact including: nuclear energy, advanced farming ( increase food output above K), medicines and medical procedures resulted from exploring/inventing tangible solutions for complex problems. If we all referred strictly to religious scriptures wouldn't we all simply wish those problems away?
Discrepancies between fundamental religious concepts and scientific fact (i.e. origin of existence) are evident to me, however, many people disagree.
Is the willingness of an individual to accept opinion as fact without questioning it also affect their thought processes in decision making and problem solving?