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Featured Is there a temple of Science?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by paarsurrey, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Is there a temple of Science, where faith prevails?
    Please
    Regards
     
  2. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen uǝɥʇɐǝH ɹǝɥʇɐℲ

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    Faith and worship have nothing to do with science, so no.
     
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  3. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    Yes. In the fevered minds of anti-science zealots.
     
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  4. Nakosis

    Nakosis Barnacle Bill the Sailor
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  5. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    I guess you will need to elaborate on that portrait for a meaningful answer to be possible.
     
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  6. Sapiens

    Sapiens Polymathematician

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    No.
     
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  7. Quintessence

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    Why are you capitalizing science? It's not a proper noun.
     
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  8. CogentPhilosopher

    CogentPhilosopher Philosophy Student

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    I think the OP is trying to claim that science is a religion that you put faith into because they want to pull science down to their religion's level.
     
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  9. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Pyrphóros ⚡ Lux Aeterna
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    leibowde84 Veteran Member

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    Nope. Not even close.
     
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  11. Nakosis

    Nakosis Barnacle Bill the Sailor
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    I thought this was what was asked for. A temple of Science were faith prevails. :shrug:
     
  12. icehorse

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    Kind of?

    Apart from philosophical relativism, EVERY approach to thinking has at its foundation at least one axiom. You could potentially say that axioms are statements of faith. If you take this line of reasoning, then you could say that scientists *have faith* in:

    - critical thinking
    - logic
    - verifiable evidence
    - the value of discovery
    - parsimonious explanations
     
  13. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...

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    Absolutely NOT! One of the chief obligations of science is to challenge everything. The only "faith" anyone has in science in the method of science itself.
     
  14. Kemosloby

    Kemosloby Well-Known Member
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    Well in the bible the prophets say to their people, you yourself are a temple to God. If a person puts their faith in God they are a temple of God. If money is their high tower they are a temple of money. So those who trust in science to see them through are a temple of science.
     
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  15. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    No, but there are museums I suppose. You know that whole education thing? Perhaps it would be prudent to actually try to learn a bit of legit science instead of these threads? Probably more productive.
     
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  16. Augustus

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    The used to be a Cult of Reason that took over Notre Dame Cathedral for a few years.
     
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  17. Onyx

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    Science is based upon doubt, not faith:

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  18. QuestioningMind

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    No, why do you ask?
     
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    Oh, and congratulations on asking the most monumentally stupid question of the day.
    Given the level of discussion on RF recently, that is no small feat.Please
    Regards.
     
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  20. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    I don't think they would be considered "temples," although there are a lot of science museums out there for learning and enlightenment.

    I recall this little number back when Disneyland used to have their "Adventure Through Inner Space" ride, "Miracles From Molecules":



    I suppose if one believes that humans can make their own "miracles," then maybe it implies a degree of faith in humanity and our constant search for more knowledge and understanding of the universe in which we live.