One of the things that fascinate me about this is that we now live in a world where science has already defeated religion as the essential element of our worldview and culture. This dominance of science has spread throughout the world faster than Christianity, too.Once upon a time, if science disagreed with religion, the science was deemed heretical and banned (well, they tried).But now it is mostly the believers, the theists, who are trying to claim that science and religion are compatible. Having science on their side actually makes religion look better. What a turn of events! Just note which side is the subordinate. If we say that science and religion are not compatible, it's a win for science and a loss for religion. That's why the theists so badly want science on side. Religion can no longer survive without it. Yet science would happily keep progressing whether religion survives or not (I think it will survive in some form, but for unrelated reasons).Theists also turn to science in order to provide validation for their religious beliefs. We would think it absurd for it to be the other way around. Imagine a scientist using religious doctrines as justification for some new hypothesis.Of course, there are still a few here and there who think that if science disagrees with their interpretation of the Bible, the science must be wrong, and there must be some other explanation still forthcoming. But these people are now the minority. Science has won already. That's why the religious now need its approval, else they risk becoming irrelevant. In my opinion religion has nothing to offer science anyway, and it should be removed from the scientific sphere. It has more to do with the humanities, and culture, which is a whole other discussion.
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