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Scott Armstrong

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Does it really matter?

There is a wonderful ongoing battle between religion and science.

Although the two are often pitted together as if they were alternate answers to the same question (which they are not), both schools of belief do put forward theories about the origins of existence. Both are equally far-fetched and interesting.

My question is: does it matter?

Would it help anyone to know, without a doubt, how the universe began? Isn't knowing that a bit like knowing the exact circumstances of one's own death?

Why do people feel the need to choose a camp?

Personally, I don't mind what people believe. Convince me. GO!

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    Oct 27 2013: We won't know it's true worth until we figure it out, no? Perhaps the knowledge of our genesis is irrelevant to our existence. Or maybe it will revolutionize how we view life. We are experts in death, yet we still have an enigmatic path to follow when it comes to pure creation. Sometimes we don't realize how important understanding something is until we do. I can personally say that I found no use in learning the function of cells in our bodies until I learned about them, and boy was I impressed.

    As to picking sides, humans like certainty. It is scary to know that there is something out there we truly do not understand, or have a vague idea of its complexity. We need the illusion of understanding; theories that have yet to be proven. I don't think knowing how our universe began to be the equivalent of knowing the exact circumstances of our own death. I think it will help us comprehend why our universe is the way it is, if this was purely chance or divine creation. We already know how stars are formed, why not go a little deeper?

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