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Featured Turning to G-d does not stall progress of science. Does it ?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by paarsurrey, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Turning to G-d does not stall progress of science.
    Does it ?

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    Not in the least.
     
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    If you believe in God and believe He created all things, then science is a way of learning about God. The problem with scientists is that they want to see "proof" of what they see and God is not visible so they leave God out of the study of science.
     
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    Not unless it takes significant time away from doing scientific work.

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    One might mention that Islam used to be the worlds leader in science until it turned its back on science to face God.
     
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  6. paarsurrey

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    "science is a way of learning about God"

    Yes, doing science is a way to know G-d.
    And truthful religions does not interfere with a science project. Right, please?

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    Bias can slow down the progress of science. And if your bias leads you to choose some preconceived notions about nature over the results of your testing, that's not ideal. But that preconceived notion can be anything from young earth creationism to still believing wolves have an alpha dominated hierarchical society. (Something that's a popular myth but has been debunked time and time again.)
     
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  8. paarsurrey

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    It was the fault of the people, not of the truthful religion. Right,please?
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    What is religion without people?
     
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    This is a misapprehension. Scientist do not look for "proof" of anything. What they look for is evidence: reproducible evidence.

    God is left out of science because science is the study of nature: it looks for natural explanations of phenomena in nature, not supernatural ones.
     
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    Depends.

    If by "turning to god", you mean "i'll pray for the answer to this problem" instead of actually rolling up your sleeves and actually working to find an answer, then yes it absolutely will stall progress.

    Because 2 hands working accomplish infinitly more then 1000 hand clasped in prayer.
     
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    Why is that a problem?

    They don't see unicorns either so they leave unicorns out of the study of science.
    You think they shouldn't?
     
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    Historically, religion and science have had a mixed relationship. Often, religion has been an ally of science, and perhaps just as often, an adversary. Today, it seems that the main or core opposition to science is coming from the various strains of fundamentalism. But those strains do not represent all of religion -- not even close to it.
     
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    It can. Such as when it has people turning from scientific literacy and facts to looking to mythos and ancient stories and superstitions.
     
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  15. paarsurrey

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    The truthful religion does not tell its people to turn from scientific literacy and facts or to believe in myths or mythical ancient stories or to be prone to superstition. It is just fault of the people if they resort to such notions or practices.
    Therefore, there is no harm if the scientists also turn to G-d and beseech His guidance to find a vaccine for the Corona-virus. Right, please?

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    It doesn't have to. As long as it is left out if the science itself.
     
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  17. paarsurrey

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    The truthful religion has always been an ally of science, it is the wrong understanding of people and their wrong behavior that is an adversary. There is no need to be a fundamentalist, the truthful religion is flexible and teaches moderation. Right, please?

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    As long as one ask him to wait outside the lab and not fiddle with the results, then there is no issue :D
     
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    I agree with the one's first sentence.
    What does one mean from "As long as it is left out if the science itself"?
    Please elaborate.

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    If one could have a little recess for tea and meals one could find some time to turn to G-d also, it will boost one's concentration in the matter of science in hand, I understand. Right, please?

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