I think this meme simplifies a much more complex issue.
I believe the conflict that exists between science and religion has little to do with evidence and everything to do with faith. When we approach an argument with a theist with irrefutable, measurable, and repeatable data, we make the…
I agree with this meme 100% and I think there are three main ways to interpret it:
1) Read it at face value - Science is continually disproving things the Bible holds to be true. So you then have two choices, a) call that particular story allegory or b) deny science and hold to your inaccurate belief
2) Delve into the Faith aspect - Religion requires Faith with is, by definition, something that cannot be proven; Science requires evidence. This is a conflict in and of itself of course, but it causes real problems when Science has found something which is held by Faith to be true as incorrect.
3) Read it as a “God of the Gaps” argument - Many, many of the religious claim that which is unknown is God. As Science continually finds the answers to things that were once claimed to be “of god,” Religion shrinks.
Are there scientists out there that are believers? Of course. But no matter how hard someone tries to deny it, religion and science are not compatible. The oft quoted Tim Minchin puts it best: Science adjusts its beliefs on what’s observed, Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved. ~JJ
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- iquitelikethat answered: i just want to say that that was very well-said.
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- drunken-rambling answered: Not necessarily. Buddhism teaches us to test our religious ideas, and many religious people treat their fables as such.
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- thisblogcouldbemoresonic answered: I think the conflict between religion and science stems from theists ability to believe things with no evidence. I’d say more but there’s a l
- trulybadtiming answered: I feel like having to choose what’s divine on account of science is an example of the meme. Science disproves Noah’s ark, so now it’s a fable
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