Faith Vs Modern Science Essay

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People who believe the truth comes from faith and people who believe the truth comes from science have been butting heads ever since someone dared to question the divine. The relationship between the two belief systems has been problematic since the beginning. The only reason for the conflict is a lack of understanding of what is the truth. What people fail to understand is that it is possible for faith and modern science to co-exist and explain how and why we are here. Faith and modern science have been opposing forces from the very beginning of their development. Although faith and modern science have opposing beliefs on many topics, the age old debate between these forces has focused on the origin of the world and the origin of mankind. …show more content…
Despite the differences that faith and modern science have in determining the origin of the world and mankind, they can work together to both provide a theory explaining how it is possible that the creation of the world and mankind is due to both faith and science. This co-existence is possible and how faith and science work together is what should be seen as the truth. This idea has been accepted by many, especially in recent history even though the extremist beliefs still …show more content…
In fact, Islam, one of the largest practiced religions in the world, accepts philosophy has part of the religion. This idea was made clear in a writing by Ibn Rushd titled The Decisive Treatise Determining the Nature of the Connection between Religion and Philosophy. In this writing, Ibn Rushd argues two main points in two full chapters: “The Law Makes Philosophic Studies Obligatory” and “Philosophy Contains Nothing Opposed to Islam”. (Rushd) In these chapters he explains that the understanding of philosophy is essential if one is to follow Islam and that philosophy does not contradict Islam. Philosophy concerns logic, not unlike science. Understanding this, why should science be considered wrong when philosophy is seen as

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