The Nature Of Science Vs. Religion

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No One Man Can Have All That Power
“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). In Genesis God created humans from his own likeness from the dust of the ground in H.G Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau, the main character Dr. Moreau is given the perception of God as he also creates humans. He does the however through science as he uses vivisection, the live dissection of animals, to convert animals into people we call beast people. Through this creation process he brainwashes these beast people to have them believe he is as said in Revelation, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13). Wells, a known atheist, pushes the limits of science vs religion; Wells argues that man 's hubris in thinking that science can replace religion will lead to their downfall. Dr. Moreau creates these beast, makes them follow his set of rules and ultimately is there judge, jury and executioner if they break it.
Each religion has a distinct set of practices that make the religion unique, for the most part they all believe in a higher even though in this book it was never formally established as a religion, they also have a set of rules made by the higher power. The way H.G Wells sets up the island resembles most Christianity, as they both have monotheistic views and have set of rules and practices that are keys in order to be a…
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