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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 14 2013: Nonsense!!! The fact that I know why the rainbow forms does not take away the joy of beholding one. The pleasure of laying down on the grass watching the stars is not diminished by the fact I know their nature. The "magic" of the moon lighting my way at night does not disappear just by knowing that light is reflected form the sun... I'm sorry but I don't agree with you, I think is quite the opposite.

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