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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Faith versus facts




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  1. Science is based on inductive reasoning, which logically does not produce absolute truths. It is useful but not immutable. Since the inception of science, theories have been revised and replaced. Take the big bang theory for example. Basically, it holds that something came from nothing. Furthermore, all the physical "laws" were suspended during the initial bang. Is this an absolute fact or simply science's best guess given the data that we have available? Evolution and religion are certainly compatible (Pope John Paul II argued at length about how the theory of evolution is perfectly compatible with Catholic beliefs). The real problem is when people try to argue that religion and science are two horns of a dilemma that are mutually exclusive when in fact they are not.

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