Monday, January 10, 2011

Science Is Always Revolving

Science has greatly evolved over the course of time, from the days of the Ancient Greeks, to the Renaissance Age, to the Age of Enlightenment, and the science of the modern day, of genetics, nuclear physics, quantum physics and, of course, the ongoing debate about evolution.  Along these years of scientific advancement, religion has often played as antithesis to science’s vast expansion, as a vanguard for the old methods of explaining the world around us.  And as a result, as science has changed, religion has had to change as well, to adjust its beliefs and ideologies in order to stay compatible with the scientific discoveries, many of which have been supported by empirical data. Naturally, there has been immense conflict as a result of the ideological battle between science and religion.  There have been instances in which scientific discoveries have been made that indirectly undermine or test the beliefs and ideologies of religions that have been deeply entrenched in people’s lives.  The trials of Mclean vs. Arkansas and Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District are two examples of this ongoing conflict between science and religion.  The cause of these conflicts can be directly attested to the significant role science and religion play in our daily lives, and more importantly, our general perspective of how the world works

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