Correlations between science and religion

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    I am trying to scientifically prove god's existence. I recently came across a free book that is attempting to do the same and I was wondering if there was any truth to what was being said in the book.

    ofgrandeur.com

    Is it foolish to try to prove God's existence scientifically?
     
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    Not sure what the point of proving God scientifically is. Seems like a waste of time to me.

    If you want to know whether God exists, Talk with Him. Do His will. You'll know He is there before long.
     
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    Science is rarely foolish if used properly.
     
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    Unfortunately, people misuse it all the time.
     
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    The current scientific method does not, and in many way, CANNOT prove such an existence. The blog you posted makes up random senseless equations that may look scientific if you don't actually read them, but are in actuality crap. Take for example his equation that happiness divided by sadness = 1. How do depressed people fall into that? How can he possibly boil down all of humanity into such a simplistic idea?

    The heart of the matter is that god has been used as a catch-all to explain things that are otherwise not explainable. Science seeks to explain things, and so therefore pushes back the boundaries of what societies deem as divine. For example, ancient people believed the sun was god because it was mysterious. We now know what it is and suddenly it's not so holy anymore.
     
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    Actually, science could prove that God exists, but if it does it will not be the way this guy is doing it. He is not using science.
     
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    Well, yes. If the divine left some reproducible evidence that could be identified and studied, then theoretically the scientific method has the capacity to prove it.

    No such evidence has been found. Ever.
     
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    Yet.

    Up until a few years ago no evidence had been found of extra solar plants, yet everyone believed they existed.
     
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    That's called schizophrenia.
     
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    How would one know that they are talking to God or to the Devil or to some dis-embodied spirit that is having a little fun?
     

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