What gives us consciousness?

As you can see, there is little consensus. Many still insist on some

What makes life unique?

To answer your question (It IS a genuine question, right? Not just another attempt to bait someone into your religious belief pablum?), you would have to compare life to non-life.What makes life unique is that it has the characteristic of taking the random decayed matter of nonliving things and putting it together

Realistically, if Trump loses in 2020 (and AGI becomes reality), is it more than 50% likely that the Republican party will cease to exist by 2022 and be replaced by another party?

Even if you are a card-carrying Democrat (or Republican), why would you want that? The Democratic and Republican Parties have consistently been the most adaptive political parties in our country's history. That's why they've been able to survive since 1828

Can science prove all religions wrong?

Actually, science is proving that spiritual practice develops the mind in spectacular ways.Chanting, singing, prayer, and meditation direct and develop the brain waves and patterns. This gives abilities such as not needing to eat or sleep. It pumps the brain with endocrine and dopamine, causing a happiness that is very hard to bring down. The monks and

If we had no religion and everyone believed in science, what would be the God in science, and would science become a place like heaven?

As it happens, people who believe in religion are somewhat more likely to disbelieve in science than people who don't. But there's no real contradiction between religion and science.Science tells us things we know about the world that we can't immediately see but have to figure out from what we

What is science in the view of religion?

Religion is not measurable by science. Science is the study of the natural world, while religion tries to explain the supernatural. Religion cannot be disproven or proven by science, therefore, while most scientist aren't religious, some scientist believe there is at least evidence of a divine creator because of all of

Is it possible to believe in miracles, but not believe in a deity of any sort?

I once heard a talk by the popular writer/speaker who goes by the name SARK. She told of a recent experience when she had booked a driver to take her to the airport. He was so late that by the time the driver arrived she was so annoyed that she confronted the driver.

Do you think that InSight on Mars shows that science is greater than religion and human is better than 'God'?

You put a tiny weeny vehicle on Mars, which was put in its place ages ago by God and you say human is better than God.Religion was never supposed to put a robot on mars. And religion is not something which helps in putting a robot on mars. You are comparing apple and oranges here.

What makes science into a religion?

Hum. First, to get it out of the way, what makes science unlike any religion I know of is the scientific method - a very systematic and regular way of poking the world to see what comes out, the most reliable one we have, and

Why do many people believe that religion and science are not compatible?

It depends what you mean by compatible.Religion and science can be reconciled by the Non-Overlapping Magesterium Argument (NOMA). That says science and religion are about different things. Stephen Jay-Gould (who originated NOMA) was a bit cute about it, but in the end science is about what is real and religion is about

Can science explain everything, and if so why do people believe in god?

If God hasn't done anything since the dawn of the human race, I don't think will there be anyone around to ever trust and believe in Him still. Everyone would have been non-believers rejecting Him right from the very beginning to up until now. But why are still out there generations

Is science proving the Bible to be true the more we learn and discover about this existence?

The Bible was never intended to be a Scientific Document.  It is a document about how to live a moral life.  How to overcome the shame of failure.  How to seek redemption from yielding  to temptation and sin.  These ideas are competitive to

Religion or Science?

Science means the perfect unbiased analysis of all the items and concepts of the imaginable creation. We welcome science as far as the path of the analysis is concerned. At the end, the right conclusion should be drawn and some scientists draw the wrong conclusion, which is in the opposite direction to

Why is science not a belief?

It is not a belief to the extent that it draws conclusion or makes inferences from available evidence. It is not a belief insofar as its results or conclusions have to be replicable by any other scientist or team of scientists who try to verify such results or conclusions. It is not a belief so far as it's body

Which has to be believed more: science or spirituality?

Hmm.. Interesting question. When you say believe in science, what do you mean?Scientific literature? Often times more wrong than right, and gets updated every few decades! And scientific journals are often funded by corporations and only those articles that are seen as non-harming to those interests are allowed. Med journals are notorious

How is science related or not related to religion?

This link explains the difference.The Fundamental Difference between Religion and Science.Simply put,Science fits ideas to evidence whereas Religion fits evidence to ideas (its core beliefs or credo).

Is religion related to science?

Both are Knowledge. Science is the collected facts about nature. Religion is a bundle of knowledge, which is used for Repetitive Intellectual activity, containing real and mythological stories, prayers and such other material, to escape from boredom and misery.

Can religion and science come together?

In my personal opinion:I believe in God, but I hate all the religions of the world. Confused!!!Let me explain, I love God, I don't fear him. And all the religion teaches on a simple phenomena of fear. If you don't do this

If religions started claiming evidence for proof of its claims, would it then be considered a fact until disproved, as ideologies in science are?

If religions started claiming evidence for proof of its claims, would it then be considered a fact until disproved?~~~ Let's break it down: If religions started claiming evidence for proof of its claims-then they'd have evidence to back up their claims-and if that evidence passed peer review and actually lead other researchers to the conclusion the

Is science a 'belief system'?

Q: Isn't science technically a belief?I suspect that the goal of the question is to try to put science on a par with religion.Everything we think is a belief. Yes. But some thoughts are about imaginary things and some thoughts are about real things.Science is humanity's effort to understand the natural universe. (A real thing.) It involves

Is science the religion of the future?

Science is not a religion.Comparing science to religion is as useless as comparing fear to a screwdriver.Religions are belief systems which seek to guide followers trough many different and more than often contradicting spiritual paths of faith. These systems often include and build upon

Did science came from religion?

Somewhat.Historically-speaking... Islam kicked off much of the searches for knowledge and understanding of the world around us that we now consider Science.Science, from an Islamic standpoint, is the study of nature as stemming from Tawhid, the Islamic concept of the "Oneness" of God. Essentially the Quran, with over 700 verses dealing

How can science explain religious people?

Imagine you live in prehistoric times in the savannah. You see a tumbleweed blow by (OK this is pretend since this isn't the American West) but don't know what it is. You can either run, thinking it a lion; do nothing and

When will science be able to prove the existence of god?

I feel that one day in long future, science will prove that God exists. Prior to this great event, science will already have made equipments to measure human traits like ; love towards someone or something, same for hatred, jealousy

How would the Catholic church react if it was discovered that Alien life exists?

How would the Catholic church react if it was discovered that Alien life exists?I think the Catholic Church would come up with some kind of an agenda to proselytize Christianity to the extraterrestrials. The ETs will most likely reject the offer. The church will then demonize the ETs as demonic

Is it possible to be a rationalist and still believe in God?

Yes. Definitely. What is the relationship between being rational and being religious anyway?The only relationship is that some so called "rational" atheists propagate an idea that belief in a Divine Being is irrational. And that's where they lose their rationality. Now a conversation with a theist would probably go like this

If religions started claiming evidence for proof of its claims, would it then be considered a fact until disproved, as ideologies in science are?

If religions started claiming evidence for proof of its claims, would it then be considered a fact until disproved?~~~ Let's break it down: If religions started claiming evidence for proof of its claims-then they'd have evidence to back up their claims-and if that evidence passed peer review and actually lead other researchers to the conclusion the

Is religion the ultimate form of science?

Is religion the ultimate form of science?No, of course not.Science is all about making discoveries. It is a process that involves examining available data, coming up with hypotheses to explain that data, and then refining or rejecting those hypothesis as more data becomes available. At no time,

Can science prove Gita?

This is a common doubt/confusion most of us have. This essentially originate not because of inadequate understanding of religious scriptures but because of inadequate understanding of limitations of current scientific knowledge.Let's evaluate some stuff from religious scriptures on scientific yardstick. Varaha-avatar shows the boar lifting earth on its canines, see

Why do many people believe that religion and science are not compatible?

It depends what you mean by compatible.Religion and science can be reconciled by the Non-Overlapping Magesterium Argument (NOMA). That says science and religion are about different things. Stephen Jay-Gould (who originated NOMA) was a bit cute about it, but in the end science is about what is real and religion is about

Why do people say 'If you destroyed all religious texts and scientific text, science would be the only thing to come back'?

Why do people say "If you destroyed all religious texts and scientific text, science would be the only thing to come back"?A: I've not heard it expressed that way-and it's incomplete-I'm more familiar with the Penn Jillette version which covers the topic in more

What are some good blogs and web-sites related to bridging or integrating science and spirituality?

There is an entire study devoted to this. The wisdom called Kabbalah is the science of the correct perception of true reality: what it is and how it is manifested.Research In The Science Of Kabbalah | Laitman.comhttp://laitman.com/2016/01/linka...Learn Kabbalah Online

Is religion the ultimate form of science?

Is religion the ultimate form of science?No, of course not.Science is all about making discoveries. It is a process that involves examining available data, coming up with hypotheses to explain that data, and then refining or rejecting those hypothesis as more data becomes available. At no time,

Why do some people insist religion and science can't coexist?

Because historically, religion and science have coexisted poorly.  This poor coexistence comes largely from the habit of many (but not all) religions of straying out of the realm of the spiritual to explain physical reality, a purpose to which the tool (spirituality) is

Is economics a science or a religion?

Hmm, I have heard many people are skeptical of econ, but a religion? Hahahaha!Sorry, tickled my funny bone; the quote about 'controlled experiments' betrays a lack of imagination. That of course can be cured if the subject is willing. A great many economic experiments have been done in controlled conditions - generally models with students,

If evolution is established as scientific fact - why are there still a few who espouse creationism and why do they believe the issue is debatable?

The term ‘evolution' is imprecisely used and that leads to arguments about words, rather than substance.The actual name for the main theory as to how species came into existence is called either ‘Neo-Darwinism' or ‘The Modern Synthesis'. The essence of the theory is that natural selection, operating upon

When will science be able to prove the existence of god?

I feel that one day in long future, science will prove that God exists. Prior to this great event, science will already have made equipments to measure human traits like ; love towards someone or something, same for hatred, jealousy

Are science and religion at war?

There was a time when science was an attempt to explain in detail in supportive of religion. This was during the infancy of our species as Christopher Hitchens put it. This attempt worked and slowly things that we once thought were mysterious and required divine intervention were explained using natural processes than needed no divine influence. This continues

Why is the universe not enough to prove God to some scientific type folks?

Why is the universe not enough to prove God to some scientific type folks?A: You misidentify the disconnect you experience -which makes a certain amount of sense-since you have that disconnect-so obviously you'd be confused about it.The link you're trying to identify isn't science-it's logic.I'll try to spell it out-It'll

What is the reason why I should believe in science?

Science is not a belief system. It is the amalgamation of systems, methods, observations and technologies which provides us with useful information that can be applied to all aspects of the world in which we live. (Yes, that includes religion.)

Why aren't more people atheists?

Someone just read Ayn Rand during summer break and decides it's the answer to all things government and economy. It's a reductive approach to the human experience and human goods.But I'm not here to discuss Rand. I'm here to point out that

Is it possible to be a rationalist and still believe in God?

Yes. Definitely. What is the relationship between being rational and being religious anyway?The only relationship is that some so called "rational" atheists propagate an idea that belief in a Divine Being is irrational. And that's where they lose their rationality. Now a conversation with a theist would probably go like this

What are your reasons for believing in religion over science?

I want to answer because my approach to the subject is not reducible toReligion--Over--Science, and neither do I subscribe to the reductionScience--Over--Religion.The complexity brought to us by the question shows an invitation to fall victim to the Fallacy of the False Dichotomy.That fallacy has other titles such as

How are religion, science and arts similar?

WORLD IS A DREAMJAMSHED R. BILIMORIAOne boring Sunday afternoon I was feeling restless and wanted to make some mischief. On impulse I sms'd Dr. K.S. and sent him a message – ‘I'd like to give a talk to the staff and students of the institute'. He instantly