"You've just chosen a different religion, science"
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17-01-2013, 11:56 AM
RE: "You've just chosen a different religion, science"
(17-01-2013 11:51 AM)FICKLEish Wrote:  I've recently been told that since science can't truly prove anything and we frequently find new evidence to change our minds about previous scientific claims, that believing the scientific view of how the world began (etc) requires faith and is just another type of religion. I don't know what to say to that. It seems obvious in my mind that there is a distinction, but I'm not good at wording it in an argument. A little help please?
Science and religion operate in entirely different, even opposite, ways.

Science admits ignorance and the provisional nature of facts. Science is not a system of beliefs, it is just a method for discovering how the universe works.

How is that anything like a religion?

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
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RE: "You've just chosen a different religion, science" - Chas - 17-01-2013 11:56 AM
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