Science vs relegion? Science as relegion?

“Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.”

“Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.”

“Inhand of God both religion and science, some people are dishonest, exploitative, incompetent and exhibit other human failings.”

“For more than 200 years, materialists have promised that science will eventually explain everything in terms of physics and chemistry. Believers are sustained by the faith that scientific discoveries will justify their beliefs.”

“The sciences are being held back by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, maintained by powerful taboos. I believe that the sciences will be regenerated when they are set free.””Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It’s not rigidly determined in the old sense. It’s not rigidly predictable.””I think that the ‘laws of nature’ are also prone to evolve; I think they are more like habits than laws.”

—–Rupert Sheldrake

 

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

1 Comment

  1. Wow, this is so profound and so needed! Humans are arrogant and know so little, in any area of belief or study. We can only be open to learning more if we are willing to be wrong about currently held beliefs. Sadly, in the case of religion and science, there is not much ‘willingness to be wrong’ which results in what we have now.