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Question: Do you put more faith in religious or scientific explainations as to how the universe works?
I believe in religious/spritiual explanations as to how the universe works. - 0 (0%)
I have more stock in the universe operating in scientific terms. - 10 (43.5%)
I'm somewhere in the middle. - 6 (26.1%)
I haven't thought of it much. - 1 (4.3%)
Other. - 6 (26.1%)
Total Voters: 23

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« Reply #15: July 26, 2008, 10:18:17 pm »

I put somewhere in the middle, but now that I've read what Thorn has said here and I've found myself nodding my head, I wish I had of put other.

I'm thinking the same as you Juniper - Thorn's answer is pretty much the way I see it.
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« Reply #16: July 26, 2008, 10:37:07 pm »

I stand corrected. The story was from one of Robert Zubrin's books, but the error was undoubtedly mine. I just assumed that the Oval Office was in the White House from the time it was built.

I had no idea that it wasn't part of the original White House.

The West and East Wings were built in the Twentieth Century, iirc.  The colonnade that connects the wings to the main building were designed by Jefferson, however.


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« Reply #17: July 27, 2008, 02:59:37 am »

I agree with this basic statement. However, i voted for science because the question was on how the universe works which is in the science realm. Had the question more "why the universe is", it would have been in the religion realm.

Science is the how of things, religion is the why of things. Or something to that effect. Smiley
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« Reply #18: July 27, 2008, 04:26:51 am »

Honestly, I'd say that response still puts you somewhere in the middle.  You trust religion and science for different things, but neither one makes up the entirety of your belief...seems pretty middle-of-the-road to me Grin
That's why I voted middle. I think that science mostly explains how the universe works corporally/mechanically, but religion explains how it works spiritually.

I don't see much opposition there, on the contrary, sometimes I get spiritual inspiration by science like theoretical physics. But personally I can't stand it if people go as far as to believe science could proof religion *shudder*.
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« Reply #19: July 27, 2008, 06:45:27 am »



Only scientific explanations really hold any weight with me.  I mean, the spiritual explanations are hypotheses, in my eyes, without any proof for even the foundations they are based on.
I don't think that science will necessarily ever explainteverything there is to know - that really depends on how skilled scientists are over the years to come, and what phenomena can be studied using an experimental design.  There may be many things that will always be beyond our reach to study.  I wouldn't be able to hazard a guess on that, as my specialist field isn't, you know, ALL science. Smiley
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« Reply #20: July 27, 2008, 08:57:23 pm »

I chose other. 

I believe science and religion answer different questions.  I don't have more faith in one than the other, nor am I in the middle as I rely wholly on science in it's realm, and religion in it's.

I haven't voted because I'm not exactly sure how to classify the answer, but I'll add my voice to the chorus agreeing with you about this.  I will add, though, that I don't consider it a middle-of-the-road answer at all.  I don't think science and religion are even using the same map as regards this question, much less that there is a common road between them for me to be in the middle of.
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« Reply #21: August 04, 2008, 07:53:40 am »

I chose other. 

I believe science and religion answer different questions.  I don't have more faith in one than the other, nor am I in the middle as I rely wholly on science in it's realm, and religion in it's.

*nod nod* Exactly.
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« Reply #22: August 04, 2008, 01:06:16 pm »

I would add to this that I consider the idea that they are opposed -- that they can be opposed -- to be pernicious.
I'd have hung my reply on Thorn's, since hers matches my response to the initial question precisely (surprise, surprise), but I concur even more strongly with your addendum.  (And am quite fond of the word "pernicious". Cheesy )

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