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Should Religion and Science Unite?

 

Dear Brother Ron

 

My group is going to have a debate tomorrow about this. "Should Religion and Science unite together". I was RANDOMLY chosen to be on the negative side.. meaning i am supposed to disagree with this statement. This is going to be my very first DEBATE. I am very nervous.

Please help!!! What topics should I discuss to win this debate?? Your answers are very important! THANKS!!!!

 

Joslynn

 

Dear Joslynn

 

Because they use different methods of reasoning. The scientist uses deductive reasoning. Like a detective, he examines the evidence and looks for patterns. From these patterns he draws conclusions. His observations have led him to a broader thesis or opinion. He is thinking from the smaller observations to a larger conclusion.

The Theist, on the other hand, starts with a broad conclusion and looks for reasons why the smaller observations fit this conclusion. It's the difference between deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. The terms used in hermeneutics (the art and science of scriptural interpretation) are exegesis and eisegesis. The theist starts with the assumption that the scriptures are correct and tries to find proof of this in the observable phenomena.

Somebody once said that, to a scientist, seeing is believing. To the spiritual person, believing is seeing. Since they look at the world from two different perspectives, there's not a lot of room for agreement.

Hope this helps.

Best always
Brother Ron