Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
The Future Of Science And Religion

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by John Morgan Powell on February 5, 2001 20:37:02 UTC

I'm an optimist about the continued acceptance of science over religion.

Let me play the role of a prophet. If nonscientists from 1000s of years ago and today can claim to have a special view of the universe merely based on their say-so, with no reliable evidence, so can I.

I think (prophesy) that scientific literacy will continue to increase on average in the world (some decades may show a decline) as science is accepted by more and more individuals and groups of individuals as the most reliable method to answer their questions about life and everything else.

I think (prophesy) that religion will become gradually less influential in society than it was in the past and that science will partially fill the void.

Pseudoscience will merge with or replace many of the remnants of the old religions (Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Moslem, etc.), but religion won't completely die out in the near future.

Eventually, however, persons of strong religious belief will be treated by the general community as backward in their thinking (like old computer programs) and, eventually as "scientifically challenged" mental cases, wards of society, interesting anthropological examples of how typical humans used to view their world before science was accepted.

What do you think (prophesy, predict)?

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2024 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins