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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Darwin and Arkansas: Science vs. Religion

Galileo Galilei, the Italian scientist was victimized by the church about four centuries ago, when the new continent was discovered. After finishing the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance, lots of church-going people decided to migrate to the new land and build the Jesus Land. The Puritans, who believed in purifying the religion, arrived in Massachusetts and later moved to the center of the new continent the area known as Bible Belt. Today, in Arkansas, in the fight between scientists and Evangelists, the religious group is the winner due to heavy support of the people of Center of America. Sometimes I think US needs a Renaissance such as one Europe went through to actually believe to the separation of church and state.

In my belief, science and religion both are relative and time-varying. Science is partly true, and is true at the scale of the time. Consider the Newton’s physics theory which was true at the time and now is just correct in the scale of our day-to-day life, not atomic scale nor stellar scale. The same thing is true about religions. But some closed-minded religious leaders always superficially believed and forced others to believe that religion is a solid and not-changeable concept. Whatever that people believed 2000 years ago, was with the progress of science and technology of that time, and brain development of that era.

PS: It’s not very far a day that religious fanatics will come into such
intelligent falling.


At 2:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is realy sad fact.


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