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Does science take away the 'magic' in life?

It seems in today's society we know everything from atoms to what caused life. But does this take away the 'magic', the passion, the wonder in life. for example, if you were to watch a sun set, we are told it is formed because of gravity's pull and the rotation of planets compared if we did not know the function we would simply stare in wonder. I am not saying science is bad but that it turns our view of our surroundings into a mechanical engineering system, a system relying on statistics and data only. making our world cold. religion has often been denied by science the belief in God since the enlightenment has made church attendance at a all time low. So should we go back to the stone age and stop innovation? of course not however, does science take away the 'magic' in life? if so, should we embrace it? what steps should we take to preserve the 'soul' of life?

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  • May 11 2013: Yes however, if we look at the day to day scientists the 'common man' we see that there natural state of wonder is being altered by making life abit dull because they know or they are told what is and what is not. If you use the example of a regular mobile, we use mobiles, we know what a mobile is, we pass by and use that mobile almost everyday in our life's, now if you give that mobile to a 18th century 'common man' that man one could say would worship such genius with wonder, with feelings like 'magic'.

    Yes people see different patterns and that doesn't make it less magical but i believe we are being told to view everything in the same pattern. And that thing, or that god that tells us to view everything in the same pattern is science.
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      May 11 2013: I don't know why or how you are being told to view everything in the same pattern.

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