Religion and Science Need Each Other

935 Words Feb 19th, 2018 4 Pages
Albert Einstein, famous scientist, is found here stating that without religion science is, essentially, useless. Surely it is impossible for a man so accomplished in the scientific field to seriously consider the possibility of God? Certainly, we live in a time where there has been much condemnation and ridicule of the idea of faith by scientists such as Dawkins and Atkins, but does that mean that these two world views are incompatible? Although I really respect the work of both of those great biologists in my view, faith and science are definitely compatible.
It is in no doubt that science is an excellent tool to exploit and explore the universe. It is the ability to work out how things work is undeniable. However, there are seemingly, things which science cannot answer. Namely the question of “Why?”. Science has made staggering discoveries into how the universe came about and the way in which it formed, even down to the purpose for feelings such as fear. But for all the ground breaking discoveries into how the universe was made, it simply cannot answer why the universe came into existence into first place. A question religion seems to answer.
If we are to stay with subject of creation, we find many places in which it seems that science and faith not only seem to be present…
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