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Author Topic:   Does science and religion have rights to some "explanatory space"?
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Message 1 of 2 (491807)
12-21-2008 10:12 AM

In the topic "God Or Science? A Belief In One Weakens Positive Feelings For The Other" from the Links and Information forum, Bluejay said
If we're being honest, how many of us really believe that both science and religion have rights to some "explanatory space"? Most science-minded people think religion doesn't actually explain anything. And, most religious people think that science is unreliable. So, very few people actually accept that both have their "explanatory space."
I would like to open a debate topic to shed light on the question.
I, myself hold that science & religion do play a part in "explanatory space" but should remain within their respective places, that is science in scientific matters & religion in religious matters.
Granny Magda made an interesting point in this:
The only explanatory power religion has is in the realm of entirely subjective "truths", an area better served by literature in my opinion.
Is this point valid or not and why?

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Message 2 of 2 (491816)
12-21-2008 12:44 PM

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