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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Science vs Religion

By: Team PenTastic
Written by Bedopam Roy







Ever since the dawn of civilization, there has been much debate on the worth and dignity of science and religion. The intellectuals, philosophers, thinkers are divided even today on the conflicting beliefs in the matter of supremacy of one over the other.

With the rapid progress made by science and technology in the recent past, the conflict between the two widens further. Science, on the one hand, concludes the theories on the basis of experiments and analytical logic,while religious theories are based on experience,meditation and blind faith. Science deals with the things objectively,while religion is a subjective matter. In the present age of rapid growth in scientific advancements in all walks of life, the further history will depend on the way of living of the new generation to reconcile the conflict between Science and Religion



    Science always tells the truth in crude language and in absolute terms while religion speaks in poetic and touching sentiments. Science has the credit of all the material progress made in the world,religion enjoys the credit of providing mental peace and solace in the world where every one is mortal. Through science one can gather uncountable wealth, unimaginable luxuries,all material and physical things,that he needs to make him more efficient, more quick, more important in the eyes of others,but the mental solace,the self-respect he can secure only through the religion.

Many great scientists, scholars,political leaders, writers have given credit of their achievement to the Almighty,a super natural being,it shows that religion is not an unimportant concept to throw away. There is no weightage for moral and ethical values in the materialistic world created by scientific inventions and discoveries,but without moral and ethical values world becomes a self destructive entity. By pushing a button of nuclear warhead the whole world or the whole civilization may face destruction. Science is not going to tell us the consequence of the act of pushing a button but it is the moral values imbibed in a man because of his faith in a religion which prevent him to push such a button as it can destroy the beautiful creation of the living being created by the will of the Almighty.


    


Science has been able to cure several incurable diseases but unable to conquer the inevitable death. Science can not tell us the reason and cause of rebirth of the soul. Science cannot solve many mysteries of the world . Religion gives us the answers of the above questions,but that are unable to be proved,as in religion,the things are based on faith and belief and can't be justified and proved in a scientific way.

"Science and religion are two windows that people look through, trying to understand the big universe outside, trying to understand why we are here. The two windows give different views, but both look out at the same universe. Both views are one-sided, neither is complete. Both leave out essential features of the real world. And both are worthy of respect."
( Physicist Freeman Dyson)

5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, I normally don't get involved in topics like this, but this is just BS.

    “the mental solace,the self-respect he can secure only through the religion” - I am an atheist and I get plenty solace and have plenty self-respect. There are many people who don't need religion to have “solace”.

    “Science is not going to tell us the consequence of the act of pushing a button but it is the moral values imbibed in a man because of his faith in a religion which prevent him to push such a button as it can destroy the beautiful creation of the living being created by the will of the Almighty” - Again, BS. If you think you get your moralities from religion, then you're in serious trouble. By your definition of morality, I am a completely immoral person since I don't have faith in any religion. Common sense, morality and humanitarian values aren't derived from religion. They're derived from living together in a society, being co-dependent on each other.

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