Evolution Of Science And Religion

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When comparing science and religion there has been a great rift. As long as humanity has believed in a creator there as always been thinkers trying to quantify and evaluate the truth behind religion, trying to disprove or prove a supernatural force.

The ancient Greeks were pioneering philosophers which started the great rift we see in the early development of scientific and quantified analysis. This was first started by Aristotle whuch believed that science was a process of trying to understand the natural laws behind creation and that the creation was mathematically perfect and that logic and reasoning could be able to rationalise the natural phenomena.

The expansions of Islam from the 9th century until the 12th century saw science being developed further to explain unknown phenomena. This was known as the Islamic golden age. The early scholars of Islam believed in enlightenment and established wise houses of learning or temples. Cities such as Baghdad became centres of knowledge and contained a wealth of knowledge. It showed great advances medicine, astronomy and agriculture. The knowledge that was gained was seen as the will of Allah and that the God of Islam has allowed them to learn. At this time there was little distinction or variation in philosophy, science and theology. There was no clear rift. The holistic view brought many advancements as peer discussion, citations and validity testing becoming more common and socially accepted. This golden age theory was named
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