Should the Evidence We Have for Evolution Diminish the Importance of Religion in Society?
To commence with, religion can be perceived as an important basis for human beings to seek explanations about the world around us. It facilitates continuous scientific researches on evolution. Back to the very beginning of time, scientists were skeptical about the belief of “God’s creation”. They searched for the truth based on the beliefs of different faiths. This indeed reveals the positive dependencies between both: religious beliefs explain the world in their own ways, those who advocate science would seek other interpretations towards the same topic (Na, 2012). The historian of science Gary Ferngren once put forward that religion often “nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavor while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization,”(Ferngren, 2002). This suggests that religion also acts as a foundation for science to provide answers and facts towards the questions on evolution. Although the two realms seems to conflict with each other, scientific explanations do not completely disprove the other one, rather give better answers to problems and issues.