I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks, but with the last class’ discussion on the seemingly indisputable conflict between science and religion, I thought it might be a good topic to blog about. I am a Christian, and I believe that the conflict between science and religion stems from confusion and misconception. Science aims to investigate the “how” of life, by explaining principles that govern the natural world and can be observed. Religion, on the other hand, seeks to find the “why” of life by providing a belief system based on God and the supernatural. These two things are fundamentally different, but people often compare them like they concern the same things. Take the Ham-Nye debate that happened a few weeks ago. I think that debates between creationists and evolutionary scientists are unnecessary and unproductive. Creationists argue the “why,” and scientists argue the “how.” The arguments used in these debates presupposes the false dilemma, an either-or argument, but the two parties are comparing apples and oranges. Each side asserts that because this is an apple, that cannot be an orange, and vise-versa. I think such arguments just leave the majority of people offended or confused, and each side leaves without anything being resolved. I found an article that I thought was interesting about the subject. The link is below:
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