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TheIndian March 13th, 2015 2:28pm

Is science or God more viable for the explanation of the creation of the universe and life on Earth?

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droo Santa Barbara
03/13/15 11:43 am

Science, though I do not think the two are necessarily incompatible.

moonshot More often I know nothing
03/13/15 10:32 am

Science and the concept of a god are incompatible.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/13/15 10:50 am

What a huge pile of BS that is. Science is a process of discovery. If that process led to evidence of God's reality, God's existence would become a scientific theory just like gravity or evolution.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/13/15 10:51 am

The fact that we haven't found any such evidence isn't proof of God's non-existence; absence of evidence is not evidence of absence -- but it does mean that God's existence is *not currently* addressable through the process of scientific inquiry.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/13/15 10:53 am

That said, of course science has the more viable explanation -- simply because its explanation is based on observable facts, rather than bring made up beforehand and attempting to make facts fit the explanation.

achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
03/13/15 11:06 am

Well said Aranathi.

I personally believe that science is just finding out what God did to make the universe work. They aren't entirely incompatible.

Outspoken Castor, Louisiana
03/13/15 9:40 am

If you consider science ,then explain why....oh yea you can't !!!!

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 10:57 am

At least science has allowed us to scratch the surface when it comes to understanding the universe. But when you simply say "God created the heavens and earth, case closed" that says nothing, it is lazy and requires no thinking.

xx116xx Christian. Unashamed.
03/13/15 9:35 am

This is a silly question. Religion and science do not oppose each other.

moonshot More often I know nothing
03/13/15 10:31 am

Yes they do. They are completely incompatible, by definition.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/13/15 9:18 am

Neither. I'm pretty sure that Kim Kardashian created the universe

03/13/15 8:58 am

False dichotomy. Why can't it be both?

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/13/15 10:52 am

Holy shit, I agree with MilkDud on something. Someone mark the calendar.

03/13/15 10:53 am

We've agreed on things before. It was just so traumatic for your delicate liberal sensibilities that your subconscious has blocked it out.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/13/15 1:53 pm

That was by far the best line of the day. XD

jvberg Winter has Come
03/13/15 8:49 am

"And God got bored so he decided to create stuff. Boom. Your move science."

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 8:55 am

In other words... "no thinking required, turns your brains off now."

Ebola1 Florida
03/13/15 8:28 am

Science but the two are not mutually exclusive.

chinito Florida
03/13/15 8:19 am

Why separate them?

d6410 Texas
03/13/15 8:01 am

It is and will always be science

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
03/13/15 8:44 am

He/she said with amazing foresight and conviction that only exists in the realm of faith... Which is ironic.

d6410 Texas
03/13/15 9:50 am

Science comes from physical evidence and provable truths, no faith. Faith is not a virtue.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
03/13/15 9:51 am

Ah. While I agree, your all encompassing statement of certainty regarding all of the cosmos does, in fact, require faith.

d6410 Texas
03/13/15 9:53 am

Interesting insight, I disagree on a degree but a good point

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
03/13/15 9:56 am

Cool. It's fun to think about. When we don't see things and desire for them to be true but can't, as of yet, prove them we have to have faith they are as we hope and infer. Thanks for being reasonable.

TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/13/15 7:31 am

I reworded this question by replacing "Religion" with "God" to make it clear. Thank you for the suggestion.