Science Without Religion Essay
The evolution of mankind from the medieval times to the current ‘science and technology age’ has allowed mankind to evolve and adapt to nature well. In fact, the advent of science has propelled mankind forward to where he is today, something that was considered unimaginable and unattainable hundreds and thousands of years back. Albert Einstein once said “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” So I question, what is Science?
Before I develop my argument further, I would like to lay down the groundwork as to the meaning of Science and Religion. Science, as defined by the Science Council (Council, 2008) ‘Is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence’. Therefore from the definition, it can be derived that science is the study and knowledge of the world though methodical and organized approach. The definition of religion taken from a dictionary (Dictionary.com, 2014) ‘Is a set of beliefs concerning the purpose of the universe which involves devotional and ritual observances and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs’. Thus religion is the faith man has in the purpose for this world in which he has a set …show more content…
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