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SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Religions rely on revelation,while science relies on observable,repeatable experiences in making statements about the world.
The relationship between religion and science can be of:-
1.Conflict - When either of them threatens to take over the legitimate concerns of the other.
2.Independence - Treating each as quite separate realms of enquiry.
3.Dialogue - Suggesting that each field has things to say to each other about phenomena in which their interests overlap.
4.Intergration - Aiming to unify both fields into a single discourse.
A modern view is that science and religion deal with fundamentally separate aspects of human experience and so,when each stays within its own domain they co-exist peacefully.
          Science is concerning 'what is' while religion is concerning 'what should be'.The facts and relationships between facts are revealed by science while value judgements are given by religion.We need both.
View of Albert Einstein
              "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of  a superior reasoning power,which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe,forms my idea of God".
     [ cited in Lincoln Barnett ,The Universe and Dr. Einstein(The new American Library,New York.1964) pp.108-109 ]

   Jofred Joseph

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