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JennaF February 5th, 2014 12:31am

Have you ever felt that religion and science could not coexist without compromising one or the other?

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 3:12 pm

No. The Bible and science get along quite well.

Pastafarian Planet Earth
02/05/14 6:12 am

I think if you build a religion around science then they are compatible.

02/05/14 7:25 am

That won't happen. At least not anytime soon.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
02/05/14 1:50 am

Many seem to feel science is incompatible with human biology. I can assure you that is not the case. The problem here is appreciating the beautiful complexities and subtleties.

FLAmerican Pensacola
02/04/14 8:04 pm

Yes they can coexist.

skinner Jersey City
02/04/14 7:11 pm

No, they are not mutually exclusive. Each has their own realm of influence and each can and does exist as a power which governs our world

Ebola1 Florida
02/04/14 6:13 pm

No and it's just ignorance to say so.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/04/14 5:50 pm

There really isn't any way for science to compromise and still be science, but the two can coexist, because the two don't overlap. The one is about what we know and hope to learn, and the other is about the innately unknowable.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
02/04/14 5:53 pm

I think Oscar Wilde's famous quote more closely approximates the relationship between the two.

"Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions."

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 3:14 pm

More specifically, archeology, history, and something about studying cultures the name of which I forgot.

moonshot More often I know nothing
02/04/14 5:38 pm

The term 'religion' may be too broad here, but Theism and science certainly are incompatible.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
02/04/14 5:42 pm

Spinoza, Einstein, and thousands of history's other intellectuals would vehemently disagree.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
02/04/14 6:03 pm

moonshot, I don't understand why not.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
02/04/14 5:34 pm

Not really. Conservative Protestants are the main ones who have problems with science.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
02/04/14 5:46 pm

I've never met a conservative Protestant (or any religious person for that matter) offline who had a problem with science.