The Problem Between Science and Religion

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Science and religion have always been in opposing viewpoints, historically. Science has a mentality that is based off of knowledge, observation, and experimentation. However, religion has no factual proof of anything, it is solely based off of faith and feelings. The problem between these two subjects is that one has factual evidence and one does not. Science is able to explain the laws of gravity - if an item is dropped it will fall. Religion is able to explain a single persons experience with a supernatural being. Whereas science has laws of nature in which everything follows, religion deals with everything outside of these laws of nature. Therefore, it is understood that with science’s great achievements, that religion has been able to…show more content…
After the passing of several months, God allowed the waters to be subsided and the ark settled onto the Mountains of Ararat. However, science proves many things to be ultimately impossible within this story. According to Mallowan’s article, this Old Testament story was primarily used for pointing to a moral: “that God set out to punish man for his incorringible sins, but that he saved one family which was innocent, and that after the Flood a Covenant was made promising that the earth would never again be visited by such a catastrophe.”(Mallowan) Simply because, this flood derived from the Old Testament could never have actually happened. Mallowan first discredits the ancient story with the disbelief of the boat itself. According to an abundance of sources, Babylonian ships very rarely exceeded a capacity of one hundred tons; so how did a completely inexperienced Noah do so? (Mallowan) Yet, even if Noah did create this gigantic ark beyond his capabilities, a flood from the Black Sea could never be worldwide. While many archaeologists and geologists have certainly discovered evidence for various floods, they all have a stopping point – none of them have ever come close to covering the entire Earth. (Wilensky-Lanford) More importantly, a significant issue arises when one questions the origin of such excess of water and where it went after it receded. Whitcomb and Morris proposed a theory of vapor canopy, that “much of the Flood water was
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