“Skeptical scrutiny is the means in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from nonsense” Carl Sagan Science and religion are two of a kind in which you look at everything as if it were true until you could verify it. Science is the field of study in which find out knowledge involves systematized observation, experiment and induction. Scientists usually follow the scientific method to find out whether their hypothesis is true or not. The scientific method shows us that scientists have just a hypothesis to believe and the actual fact of the hypothesis is unknown.
I believe that science is a subject in which belief and faith plays a very important role in the first few stages of the scientific method. However in religion belief and faith also play a very important role because religion is a branch of life, which cannot survive without the two. Here we can see the similarity between science and religion and how the to have to be proven until every on can say its true.
There are many controversial topics which science and religion cannot explain.
One of these sorts of topics is the argument on the existence of god. People like Descartes said that if you could think of god the there might be a god to think of. Even people like Descartes could prove the existence of god with the help of science. Science built on hypothesis (something not true until proven), which then makes up into a theory (proven).
This is where the scientific method comes in. The scientific method is what scientists would follow in order to reach to the theory. There are many limitations to the scientific method.
These limitations are that the scientific method are limited to what can be observed with the five senses, also that it is limited to how a process works, not why and also that scientific method is amoral and lastly it cannot deal with uniqueness. This is why science is unreliable. Over the centuries scientific theories have been changed with better ones. These scientific theories are changed every now and then but why do people still believe in them without question until one person will question and prove it wrong.
Religion is also the same, people believe in religion without questioning anything. They say that it is there faith that tells them that what they believe in is true. This is another point where science and religion come together. Even in science faith is very important because faith is what pushes to work or believe better in your self. Religion, one of the most important part of our life is taken into granted without question. Religion is a topic unproven yet and is also not proven why people believe in it.
If you go and ask a person to explain why he believes in religion, he would say that he follows it because it teaches him to live a better way of life. The thing he wouldn’t question is that who came up with religion. Another very important point about religion that there are so many different types of religions in this world you wouldn’t know which one is right. For a person the religion, which his families have been following, would be the right one for him because he was brought up to believe so.
What about people who don’t even believe in religion? What is going to happen to them? People who are atheists don’t even follow religion and yet have a wonderful life. The concept of god has been and is the most controversial topic. There are many questions like, dose god really exist, why do books refer to god as he. These are some of the question that cannot be answered because religions like Buddhism follow and believe in many gods. Trying to prove such questions would take forever and you never reach a solution acceptable by all.
If we try to use the scientific method to search for answers in religion we wouldn’t be able to pass the second level because the hypothesis would have to answer differently for all schools of thought. Faith is also questionable subject to. Why do people believe in something like god when they can’t actually see him or talk to him? These are the types of compromises we make for religion. This cant really be explained y we compromise such topics but every one would have a different explanation.
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