The debate "Being religious and scientifically literate is not diametrically opposed. That is a stereotype" was started by
June 9, 2018, 6:10 pm.
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Matthew354, Nemiroff, greencat, sabrina, AB and 8 visitors agree.
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just an example of an extremely stupid belief that people hold onto contrary to all evidence.
I've heard it the other way but that could be my experience. all I know is we definitely need to change how we are. but as to my question what Faith's tell u the world is flat?
I think that this stereotype is mostly coming from the religious community. most scientists will tell you that God is a perfectly fine hypothesis and many of them believe in it, it's just unprovable therefore unscientific.
it's mostly the religious communities that claim science is just another religion and say that they are opposed.
I think theism and science are not opposed.
but any dogmatic view of the world is opposed to the fundamental principles of science (do not assume)
it depends on which parts you believe. if your religion makes you believe that the world is only 6,000 years old, that evolution didn't happen or that the world is flat then yes they are mutually exclusive.
but there are lots of scientifically literate people with religious beliefs, so they are not always mutually exclusive.
it depends on how literally you follow the holy books, but I do agree in general