"The Star" by Arthur C. Clarke and the Juxtaposition of Science and Religion

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"If science and religion are to continue to coexist it seems opposed to the conditions of modern thought to admit that this result can be brought about by the so-called
"water-tight compartment" system which, even at the present time, is frequently extolled or considered possible."(Boutroux, 406) Two powerful forces that coexist yet each of them deny one another, but yet they define one another. The perfect paradox within the world of both, two opposites that attract and one cannot exist without the other. Most people fail to understand that; they fail to realize that without science there is no religion and without religion there is no science. On one hand, science studies and examines every form of life and thing of known existence. On the other hand, religion studies the pure feeling and knowledge of a higher being, the omnipresent god who created all that is known. And on the hand that no one likes to see, you have science that fills in the gaps of religion, and religion that fills in the gaps of science. By examining a literature work titled "The star" By Arthur C. Clarke, a work based off science and religion in itself. I will show you the juxtaposition of science and religion. Some science fiction is really not much different than any other sci-fi story and does not really require the reader or viewer to think very deeply. However, Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star"…

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