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If  aggregate religion were restricted to a definition provided by science, what would be the
understanding of role and function?


The obvious interests of science focus upon the tangible and measurable- of things proved
existent through direct observation.  Science is even willing to concede some things unseen
Science alone, is 'science-alone' as it leaves a life defined by the constraints of that which can be seen or
proven.  A greater force within life itself demands there be more, ironically it is science that suggests there is...
At the polar opposite ends of perceived mutually exclusive beliefs,  vigorous debate is
found in the differing views of science and religion pertaining to the nature of Creation.

Some maintain humans evolved from the life form of a fish while the opposition insists
we are of the earth and shall return to the earth upon passing. In many ways it would
seem there is little distinction between the two arguments
Many religious people might agree with the preceding definition of function but would argue it has little
relevance to their very own belief system and/or religion.  There would be a claim that religion is a matter of
faith in all things existing as intended- consequential to deliberate creation by their God.  Life upon earth is
but a test for which the individual soul has only a few years to prove loyalty ( through adherence to criteria
defined by others) to a God of whom it is presumed will be the company kept for all eternity.


Where there is advancement for one, there is also for the other
in response- keeping all within a range of influence through
relative parity.  If one prospers in the absence of adversary it
will eventually self-destruct as a victim of its own success.
This is evolution and much of it is reflected in the themes of religion.
fire n brimstone
Science would likely attempt to explain religion as a phenomena
addressing the material needs of evolving physical beings.  There may
even be concessions in recognition of religion as a tool to address the social and
spiritual needs of both the individual and the collective.
if there is observable evidence from which existence can be deduced.  It is at the
point just prior to the discussion of an after-life where science parts company
with the colorful claims of religion; claims not subject to verification through scientific method.  
Despite glaring inconsistencies and, cosmic leaps of logic, religion continues to flourish.  Over time science
has discovered evidence challenging foundational concepts of religion.  Invariably ever-persistent religion
adapts- as if to suggest its existence was never wholly unintended.
Within the realms of science, organisms of all sort can be observed in constant adaptation to changing
conditions across all environments.  These adaptations serve both the causes of survival and
ascendancy in the direction of higher life forms.  It is a continuum of life not possible if a single broken
link is encountered at any point along the way.
Oh yah?!...
Well not mine godammit!
M.
SCIENCE  
RELIGION
In Isolation
&
professor sill
Science without religion is lame, religion
without science is blind."  Albert Einstein,

Nature of Proof

Nature of Belief

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Science alone, is 'science-alone' as it leaves a life defined by the constraints of that which can be seen or proven.  A greater force within life itself demands there be more, ironically it is science that suggests there is...