Re: Science and Religion

Sat, 7 Oct 1995 10:43:20 -0400

Scinece and religon are very different approaches to the world, but both are
ordering systems that help create a framework for interpreting the world. I
think one can find structural equivalencies between religion and science, but
that does not diminish the very real differences between the systems. One
should examine how doubt and belief operate in various religions and in
various scientific disciplines. How is truth thought to be revealed? Is it
a transcendental experience? An item of dogma, a system of postulates and
hypotheses? A combination of the above etc. If one paints with a broad
enough brush one can of course equate science and religion, but is such a
broad stroke providing any real interesting insights?