Science and Religion

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Richard Bernal
July 5, 2013
World Religions
Professor McCormack

Can Science and Religion Co-Exist

We hear from different scholars and people that science and religion can co-exist and some says it cannot. I say that it can to a certain extent. I believe that science is what God wants us to know and he has helped us throughout the ages discover new things. We discovered that the Sun is the center of the Milky Way and that the planets revolve around it. We discovered that the Earth is round and that people will not fall off. New planets are being discovered and old planets becoming something else (poor Pluto). I will also explain why I believe that science and religion can co-exist to a certain point later on in the paper.
According to Professor Ayala, “Science and religious beliefs need not be in contradiction if they properly understood. They cannot be in contradiction” (NPR, 2010 ). I have always asked myself, how did God created the Earth? I still ponder that. We know from the first book in the bible that God created the world on day one (whatever that means in God years). So what if science has a few theories on how it happened. What if science may be on the right track into figuring it all out? In this case I do believe what Professor Ayala said that religion and science does not need to be in contradiction for as long as they are understood.
Now here is my issue, the origin of life. Professor Ayala explains that religion tells us how to get to heaven but science tells us how heaven was created (NPR, 2010). I feel that religion explains both while science can verify how the heavens were created. Another issue I have is evolution. I strongly believe that we do not come from monkeys (even though it will be cool to have a monkey tail to act like a third arm though). It definitely contradicts what the Bible teaches. Religious people are taught that we…...

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