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Old February 4 2014, 10:04 PM   #13
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Re: Bill Nye to debate Creationist tonight at 7 - 2.4 on CNN

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I find your attitude bizarre. Science isn't "dogmatic," it's a process through which we refine our understanding of the universe. It's not perfect. It probably never will be. But it provides testable, provable information about the world around us. Religion is about offering hope and solace (at best) or enforcing social order (at worst.)
I wasn't talking about science being dogmatic but rather some atheists when it comes to pushing their anti-god agenda with science.

Science will never be able to prove or disprove the existence of god so - giving people their belief that god started the big bang IMO is a harmless concession.
If science can't prove or disprove the existence of deities--and short of one actually announcing itself, I would agree--why does religion give a damn? Science is never going to say "sure, the Big Bang was caused by God," because it's not a scientific statement. What are you asking for, for that to be put in science books or something?

Certain religious groups are intent on demeaning and attacking science because they believe it threatens their doctrine. It's been the same old story for centuries, and science always wins out in the end, because science is about finding the truth, not hiding truths we may find uncomfortable or strange.
I agree with you - science is science and faith is faith but letting some people have both but yet still adhere to proven scientific principles is a reasonable way to compromise on the issue of creationism, "intelligent design," and the big bang and god as the watchmaker.
If one's religion doesn't require a rejection of science, more power to it. Science really has no reason to care, though.
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