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Science And Religion In The Search For Truth

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During our class discussions, we have talked about evolution and science and whether or not it goes against or have connections with religion and the way we view God and his creations. Science is the study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Religion on the other hand, doesn’t need any proven evidence because its what you believe in. With all the articles we have read in the last few months, the writers tend to have different opinions on whether they conflict or compare. Some of the writers have said that science and creationism can be related because of what they believe in. However, others have been completely against saying that you can’t go against your religion. In my opinion, I think that both science and religion conflict.

In the first reading, “Science, Evolution, and Creation”, it discusses biological evolution as it’s big topics. Biological evolution is defined as any genetic change in a population that is inherited over several generations. Within biological evolution, there are many contributions to help define and find evidence to help people understand the meaning of biological evolution. “Biological evolution is part of a compelling historical narrative that scientists have constructed over the last few centuries. The narrative begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, and the Earth, which resulted in the conditions necessary for life to evolve.” (Science, Evolution, and Creationism, pg.17) The thing about evolution that conflicts with religion is that we are still learning about where things and humans were made from. Religion was written thousands of years ago and nothing has changed about the stories that were written and they’re easier to follow and believe in compared to science and evolution. Science changes everyday and nothing is ever set in stone until they have the correct answers to there hypothesis’.
Natural selection is the process by which biological traits become either more or less common in a population, when it comes to reproduction and the interaction between other organisms in the same environment. There are many different variations between organisms because of all the mutations that can occur and that can be passed on to their offspring. When it comes to natural selection, science says that humans came from animals and that’s what we evolved from. Religion on the other hand states in the Bible that man over powers animals. Religion says this because in the Bible it says that God created two humans, Adam and Eve, before he started creating any other living organisms. This conflicts with science because science talks about how for hundreds of years animals were the only things living until the cavemen arrived and so on.

Another topic that was talked about in our first reading was Astronomy. Astronomy is defined as one of the oldest sciences to date. It is a natural science that is the study of celestial...

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