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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Science V Religion

The Science V Religion debate has been around for eons. Both have their supporters and detractors. If I were ill, I would certainly consult a doctor, trusting in the science of his profession. However, that is not to say that I follow scientific theories blindly. After all, they are only theories.
 
Much of the debate concerns evolution v creation. Both defy logic. Evolution basically involves a fish that crawls up onto the land, and is fortunate enough the meet another crawling fish. They mate and have a baby monkey who grows up to meet another monkey. They in turn breed and yet another step is taken along the evolutionary path towards are present existence.
Creationists believe all things were made by God. Differing religions have different theories on how their own version of the supreme being went about his business. Then there are always those that like to combine the two and throw aliens into the mix just to complicate matters.
Personally, I tend to side with religion. Not because it is any more logical, but because I'm lazy. The seeds were planted back during my school days. Science lessons involved potions, compounds, periodic tables, complicated Latin names and difficult equations. Where as Religious Studies, Divinity or Ethics as it is frequently referred to today, was usually taught by a wet liberal that told stories and rarely sought retribution for neglected homework.
Probably the best option would have been to side with Physical Education. A good healthy sports obsession can eliminate the need to even consider such complex ethical questions.

Gladiators ready!

36 comments:

  1. Americans also tend to believe in guardian angels, bigfoot and their right to inflict their own moral judgement on the rest of the world.

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  2. PE teachers tended to be perverts and sadists.

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    1. Religious Studies teachers are just perverts.

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    2. I used to love the perverts Maggie... but the sadists? unless they letyou watch and use their sadism for sport for the rest of us to enjoy!!!

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  3. Religious studies teachers are always turning up in the newspapers charged with various sex crimes

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    1. Did you have to tell the authorities where he touched you?

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  4. I study science so can't side with religion. I believe there is a definite need for religion. it helps people deal with death, gives people hope of reuniting with a loved one after life.
    Personally I enjoy learning about deep space and seeing just how small the human race is on the grand scale. the human race is lazy and in my opinion undeserved of a "God" figure.

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  5. I never really understood physics. Now human biology......that is another story.

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  6. I like learning human biology ...

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  7. I hated the smell of science classrooms. They had the same smell as Widnes.

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    1. I guess you don't really care for Widnes Lois..... hehehe ... there are some things that smell delicious though... but some places? science classrooms? unwashed commuters on SouthEastern and SouthWestern trains morning and evening?? CERTAINLY not on my list...

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  8. We were taught Divinity by a vicar. He resigned after accusations were made against him. He was never charged with anything.

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  9. I never give either much thought. I have better things to do with my time.

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  10. Religion is alright until people start killing each other over it.

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  11. So its a crazy World most people imagine a being lives in the sky and has the need to die for everyone i.e Jesus. But what about the other thousands of god in this great popularity contest? Personally I no longer believe in a creator god but rather rely on science to explain things...the World is truly amazing and our life here is unique al the more reason to cherish every minute!

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    1. The trouble is that science is unable to explain everything.

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    2. by the same token, the trouble with religion is that it is unable to explain everything and uses ancient writings (with no evidence of proof) to suggest to the believers that the 'word' is true....
      Sorry, I'm agnostic and believe in 'reason and purpose'. Religion was rammed down my throat - NO not by a nawty vicar!!! - from an early age and I 'rejected' it in my late teens...
      If people are happy with it - and believing everything they are 'taught' in religion without questioning what they are told... as many are - then that is fine... but it's not for me..
      ramming things down throats though... that's another story ;) xx

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    3. Has someone been ramming things down your throat? Did you enjoy it? Will you be going back for more? Naughty boy!

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  12. Much of science, particularly that involving evolution is reliant on as much faith as religion. It's little more than an educated guess.

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    1. Nah! There is no such thing as disbelief in evolution; you either understand it or you don't. Clearly the latter in this case.

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  13. I am agnostic so I will always fall on the science side. The priest that taught my religion class in 2nd grade must have hated me. I was that kid that embodied the phrase question everything. Oh and I did from the back of the class with my hand up shouting ew ew ew ew ew Why??

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  14. I try to put my faith in science, but I know deep down that the universe holds mysteries way beyond human comprehension.

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  15. Does anybody know anybody that claims to have had sex with an alien?

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  16. There is a hippy lady near me that claims to have had sex with an alien. She says she has been abducted many times.

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    1. It looks like your mum had sex with an alien.

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  17. I liked history when I was at school

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  18. Such an intriguing post. When you talk about science and religion, the facts can really be controversial.

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    1. So which way do you bounce?

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  19. I noticed the atheism meme wasn't finished. Shouldn't the last line be
    "When you're a Christian"

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  20. I noticed the atheism meme wasn't finished. Shouldn't the last line be
    "When you're a Christian"

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