Post Number:#16 March 21st, 2012, 11:16 pm
PennyKay wrote:Science Vs Religion?
Religion is apart of a Belief System that every individual has - Buddhist scientist don't exist? And I am assured they allow their beliefs in their work.... Science is a tool in which to investigate... If a religious fundamentalist just so happens to believe his holy book is a reliable source, and still continues to use other scientific research; archeologist, theologians, historians, modern evolutionary biology, etc. These are all studies (a frame of mind in which to investigate data). Religion is prior to the use of science, not after.
Also, scientific communities prove short-sighted, often. They stay within certain academic and cultural norms... Most communities do not even talk to one another... IT IS NO LONGER THE 1950's!!!!! The scientific community no longer exist, it is now mass communities.
Religion vs. Science debate is naive... Science is a skill, an ability (interpersonally) and a study or process (intrapersonally). Religion (depending on how the religion - your probably talking the Abrahamics) place their beliefs prior to data. Just like anyone else does, if your beliefs just so happen to be skeptical, existential, pragmatic, problematic, and other continental philosophy positions - that's great, it will come prior to your scientific investigations, gonna be better science. The debate should be "fundamentalism vs. deconstructionism."
This neo-atheism fade is just that, a trend. Let it pass, read about different already existing ancient philosophical schools (religion). Zen Buddhism can teach anyone a thing or two.
A simple questions***
*What do you believe in?
A lot of weird ****
*What do you believe to be true?
What ever I can absorb cognitively, rationally, empirically and intuitively - if I can do 1/2 it's not rejected completely, but not static.
*How do you believe the universe works?
Cycles of evolutionary patterns of energy reacting in seemingly spontaneous mannerisms. Randomness vs. determinism.
*How do you think the universe started?
A bang perhaps, multiple bangs, perhaps a "big bang" going off right now somewhere as we speak - starting another cycle... I don't know how the universe began.
*Why do you think we exist?
- Could be the Abraham God; but he was an alien, and we misinterpreted the translation of "angel."
- Could be an older alien than started life for an experiment.
- Who cares?
*How do you think we exist?
By gravity, oxygen and stuff like that.
*What do you think our purpose is, if there is one?
Singularity vs. self-destruction, you pick.
*What do you think happens when we die?
Reincarnation in some shape or form is the best bet if there is continual life after death in, again, some shape or form.
A static after life sounds childish, but if we are in a computer simulation and the programing creates it... you never know.