Can science and religion coexist peacefully?

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    Can science and religion coexist peacefully? This is a good question to start an interesting discussion. See how it was answered by many smart people at my website:

    h*ttp://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/life/donotmix.h*t*m*l (but remove the four *)

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    When we learn to separate what we know, from what we think we know, Totally. ;)
     
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    "Can science and religion coexist peacefully?"

    Can they? Yes. Will they? No.

    Intense said it best. :)
     
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    No, insomuch as 'religion' refers to organized religion and/or dogmatic belief

    Science and faith in something outside the realm of science can, however
     
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    I'm sure there's plenty of scientists who believe in both the law of gravity--for example--and some kind of god. So yeah they can coexist in an individual. Politicians benefit from having the two being opposed in society though.
     
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    The same can be said for Science. The common factor here is that Human's are involved. ;) :lol:

    Double Speak in relation to electrical flow, magnetic polarity properties or nature. Time and discovery have us tripping over what we think we know all of the time.

    Both True Science and True Religion are nice Ideals.
     
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    Dogmatism is the enemy of progress on all fronts

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Science-Liberty-Democracy-Reason-Nature/dp/0060781505]Amazon.com: The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature (9780060781507): Timothy Ferris: Books[/ame]
     
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    So let me know when it can surgically be removed. ;) :lol:
     
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    Over time they can.

    The only religion left that still kills scientists for blasphemy is Islam.

    Christians still do plenty of grandstanding, but deep down they know that religion has been relegated to being science's bitch.
     
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    You are just projecting your fantasies again. :eek: :lol:
     

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