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Posted by Rich on January 3, 2001 01:24:24 UTC

Since the mid to late 1800's and onward, a group of scientists stepped outside the faithful bounds of christianity and moved into an alternative view of the world and science. Freud, Darwin, etc... tried to determine a better answer to "How and what is?" than "It just is."
Scientists were currently at the mercy of what the church decided what truth was. Galileo had to retract on his idea that the sun was the center of the solar system because of the church. Galileo was right, but not according to religion. Science grew ill of this and completely seperated itself from religion in order to better understand nature. IT WORKED!!!
This is why the dichotimy exists. This is not to say that scientists are atheists. Einstein, Hawkings, Oppenheimer were all theists. They just never let religion's dictation of reality interfere on their search of how the universe is. They applied their science based on religious and moral faith. Oppenheimer questioned the size of nuclear weapons. Einstein warned FDR about the atom bomb.
What religious zealots try to expound is that scientists are anti-religion. This is not the case. Their understanding of science is free of religion. Their application of science is well grasped within religion.

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