The Relationship between Science and Religion

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The Relationship between Science and Religion The relationship between science and religion will be analyzed in the following three aspects: conflict, compartmentalization and complementariness. Conflict An essential question on our own existence is bound to evoke our curiosity: where did we come from? Charles Darwin, in his theory of evolution, believed that human being was evolved from apes. However, the Genesis in Bible considered that human was created by God. Undoubtedly, it is impossible for human to have two sources. Therefore, science and religion hold absolutely contrastive viewpoints. That’s the basic standpoint of Conflict. Science is full of rationality and impersonality, while religion is filled with…show more content…
Religious faith is the foundation and motivation of scientific rationality’s improvement. To some extent, religion promoted science. There is a religious saying: God saw the light, that is was good, and God divided the light from the darkness. This religious faith promoted people to divide light from darkness, and it directed them towards science. Meanwhile, science reacts upon religion, stimulates the religious development and achieves religious goals. Both of them are indispensable. Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind”, From my perspective, science and religion are not in conflict or incompatible, but complementary and integral. From papermaking technology used for the printing of the Buddhist Scriptures to the internet served as preaching religion, both science and religion played an indispensable sole in human beings’ lives. To some degree, religion can be a moral guidance for people in adversity and science enhance our living standard. Being inseparably interconnected with each other will make our world brighter and happier. But both of them, as a double-edged sword, if applied appropriately, would benefit us; if not, they would do harm to us. Therefore, we should adopt their strong points while overcoming the weak
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