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    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
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    Question Is religion a science?

    You read the question folks. Why not try answering it? It makes no less sense than the other idea.

    Why would religion be a science, or why would it not? Provide your magically delicious rationalizations here.
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    It makes a whole host more sense than the other thread.

    Of course religion is a science.

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    Na it definitely makes less sense. Cute idea tho.

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    Science (done right) is evidence-based and provides control, religion is faith-based and provides an illusion of control.

    Science = derives conclusions from gathered data
    Religion = makes conclusions, then gathers data to back them up

    Otoh, 'science fail' is pretty similar to religion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Science (done right) is evidence-based and provides control, religion is faith-based and provides an illusion of control.

    Science = derives conclusions from gathered data
    Religion = makes conclusions, then gathers data to back them up

    Otoh, 'science fail' is pretty similar to religion.
    It's easier to twist the facts I guess then than to take them for what they are?!

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    Religion should in theory be centered around scientific findings, and also be able to adapt its opinions accordingly. Otherwise, they will pretend to enjoy their (fake) explanations of a poorly-designed dream world rather than opening their eyes and seeing the creation as it really is to envision its coming transformations.

    Basically, if someone or something proves you wrong, or at least provides important information that could potentially point away from your original assumptions, it's best to let it expand your awareness and not cause you to hide in the magician's theatre.

    Still, religions have often asked very penetrating questions about the fundamental foundations of everything, but they just go about answering them the wrong way.

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    Not necessarily, but many are, even if they're not rigorous or particularly inquisitive.

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    No. They're both words.

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