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Posted 9/19/12

shinagamipunch wrote:

Why can't science and religion co-exist?


i think there's a manga which played on this idea. -- "To Aru Majutsu no Index"
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I believe in the supernatural.

I want something to be out there bigger than all of us.

THank God for being able to fantasize. Anime helps that a lot
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22 / M / Cornville, iowa
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There is just no evidence for god. Simple as that. I choose to not believe in things based on nothing.
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28 / M / Oklahoma
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Posted 9/19/12

shinagamipunch wrote:

Why can't science and religion co-exist?


Because for a religion to be a religion it, by definition, requires belief in a deity. Science takes the null hypothesis since you can't prove a negative. This means that science will not acknowledge a deity or higher being unless there is proof of one.

I don't have a problem with religion when it's used for philosophy, but as stated before, fundamentalism is a problem. That's not even touching the concern of indoctrination and the like.
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I once ran into a big oak tree.
It tasted like irony.
Magic is science in a sense.
I miss Monster hunter.
People and their "emotions", now thats absurd.
Most religion is blind, like my brain.
If your going to have faith in me, bring cash.
One day i most certainly will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
And if i fail feel free to laugh at my mangled corpse.
Why are boobs so fascinating? its just breast meat.
Would you vote to raise me to Demi-god status? I promise not to uphold my promises.
What i really want is to go on vacation to some anime monstergirl dimension.
Yeah and i would have a six pack like Regnier, and every powerful monster girl i defeat shall be added to my Harem.
No drug is more powerful thanmy imagination.

Come on! Get down with the sickness! who! wants! to! be! in! my! delusional! Harem?
Douchacleus Demands more Wine!
Oh i could drown you in a lake! or feed you poisoned birthday cake! I wont deny, im going to miss you when your gone.
I could burry you alive, but you mightcrawl out with a knife! and kill me while im sleeping! thats why!
I cant decide whether you should live or die! or youll probably go to heaven, please dont hang your head and cry.
I wonder why? my heart feels dead inside! its cold and hard and petrified! lock the doors, close the blinds were goinfor a ride!
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Posted 9/20/12 , edited 9/20/12
I wouldn't say i deny that there could be a god or multiple gods, but i tend to believe alot more that "god" is a power that resides within all humans, and that we can't use/have forgotten how to use our power, almost as if we have been put into a mental state of sleep. Looking at some insane talent around the world makes me think that their passion for what they are doing have led them to "open" their mind towards their passion, thus making them exceed what an avarage person could do. Look at Michael Jordan, Tupac, Michael Jackson, Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (shortest player in NBA history 5'3''), Spud Webb (Shortest player to win NBA slam dunk contest 5'7''), and alot of other people around the world.
Probably sounds insane to some, but that's my 2 pennies :P
This video is quite interesting as well for those who care about this kinda stuff : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAm-kbzT7xw&feature=related
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I believe that there is a higher being, or force, above man. But I dont think it is the god human society thinks it is.
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37 / M / Issaquah, WA
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Posted 9/20/12
Being ethnically Japanese, one of the most fortunate thing about it was I wasn't polluted by any of religious influences when I was young. To date, I never have subscribed to any of religions, and I guess that makes me atheist.
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Posted 9/20/12
I'm an anti-theist, technically. However, I often get lumped into the same category as atheists.

I 'chose' this path because I never found any sort of enlightenment or justifiable reasoning behind following and participating in any sort of religion (and I studied several).
Posted 9/20/12
No I am not.
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Posted 9/20/12

zinjashike wrote:

Because for a religion to be a religion it, by definition, requires belief in a deity. Science takes the null hypothesis since you can't prove a negative. This means that science will not acknowledge a deity or higher being unless there is proof of one.

I don't have a problem with religion when it's used for philosophy, but as stated before, fundamentalism is a problem. That's not even touching the concern of indoctrination and the like.


how does the null hypothesis mean science and religion can't coexist? the null hypothesis just means it can't be proven or disproved one way or another. so while it may not acknowledge a diety or higher being it also won't deny one without proof that there isn't one.

science is basically agnostic if anything and as such doesn't have anything to say about religion one way or another.
they're in two different categories not in one that has to be one or the other.
they can quite easily coexist for anyone with an open mind.
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28 / M / Oklahoma
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Posted 9/20/12

holyknightjoshua wrote:

how does the null hypothesis mean science and religion can't coexist? the null hypothesis just means it can't be proven or disproved one way or another. so while it may not acknowledge a diety or higher being it also won't deny one without proof that there isn't one.


The null hypothesis means that it's seen as non-existent until proven. It's the very denial of a deity. Thus, it's up to religion to refute the null hypothesis.

If I told you unicorns or some other absurd creature existed you'd probably call BS and say "prove it". This is effectively what science does. It starts with the hypothesis of nothing existing until it is proven to be so.
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24 / M / Toronto, Canada
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Posted 9/20/12
Yea pretty much.

But I am considered Hindu by default.
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Posted 9/20/12
Nope.
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23 / M / Minnesota
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I'm agnostic, I believe what you can prove... Since you cant prove god exists, I would be an atheist. But you cant prove god doesn't exist, so im somewhere between theist and athiest. Where did the universe come from? You can say big bang, but what put the singularity there in the first place? Was the universe always here and its just changing shape? or did something put it there?

The religion that I believe in probably hasn't been formed yet. However, I do believe that good things will happen if everybody does good things.

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