Sunday, March 11, 2012
Are Science and Religion Incompatible?
Here is a link to an article in which two famous scientists, Kenneth Miller and Michael Shermer, who are regularly apart of the religion/science debates, each write an article on whether or not science and religion are incompatible. You are than allowed to vote on which one you think wrote the most convincing article. I think it's a fun thing to do and is certainly interesting, but one has to wonder how many people are simply voting Shermer because they are atheist or Miller because they are believers. I read both articles and tried to be as unbiased as I could and actually consider what they both had to say. In my honest opinion I still see no reason why one can't be both scientific and religious. I still tend to lean towards the two as dealing with separate issues. Science dealing with the observable and testable, and religion with the supernatural and untestable. Nevertheless both sides make some good points and it is worth the read and fun to vote on the discussion.