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Why people are trying to find a bridge between religion and science?

By bridge I mean that science will prove or disprove religion.

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  • Jul 20 2011: I think people try to prove or disprove religion with science because science is something people can understand (or have a strong belief that they understand) and knowing something gives the person power over it. There's no fear of the unknown. With religion, there's a lot of fear of the unknown. That's what I think.
    • Jul 20 2011: I agree with you. I think people use spirituality to cope with to 'answer" the question of the origin and the end of life.
      These are questions science has not answered as of yet and may never answer. I believe that is where their separate domains, as Mr.Lohit put it, intrude on each other.

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