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"Now, the invention of the scientific method and science is, I’m sure we’ll all agree, the most powerful intellectual idea, the most powerful framework for thinking and investigating and understanding and challenging the world around us that there is, and that it rests on the premise that any idea is there to be attacked and if it withstands the attack then it lives to fight another day and if it doesn’t withstand the attack then down it goes. Religion doesn’t seem to work like that; it has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever. That’s an idea we’re so familiar with, whether we subscribe to it or not, that it’s kind of odd to think what it actually means, because really what it means is ‘Here is an idea or a notion that you’re not allowed to say anything bad about; you’re just not. Why not? – because you’re not!”
Should the scientific method be applied to other claims, or should religion be exempt from such critical examination? If not, why?
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Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:11 AM on Feb. 26, 2013
Religion is personal its based on theology and philosophy. Science isn't the only worthwhile pursuit of the human mind. I do critically examine my beliefs, and they don't conflict with science. If they did I'd reexamine my belief in a certain area.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:50 AM on Feb. 26, 2013