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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 13 2013: No. Not at all. The opposite is true instead. In the absence of science, humans invent magic and wonder and rituals and myths to explain, to provide answers to, the unknown or unknowable. Science makes it unnecessary to embrace ridiculous fantasies but in no way diminishes (or enhances) any aspect of reality.
    • May 13 2013: But is the "magic" a human reality, through science the world that surrounds us has its functions such as the houses function to shelter humans however is the "magic" a functioning process.

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