The debate "People believe science is a religion because they don't understand HOW the discoveries were made" was started by
February 5, 2017, 8:40 am.
9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 0 person is on the disagree side.
There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PoliticsAsUsual posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.
PoliticsAsUsual, SharpHost, Blue_ray, human, ProfDoke, castor and 3 visitors agree.
I know the big debate is evolution, but biology is not that popular in the mainstream compared to physics and has few well produced, non technical documentaries. so many of my examples will be physics based, I'll do my best in other subjects.
yes we did not directly see an organism evolve into another. even if it was happening in front of our eyes (which it is), that change will take millions of years. we can only hope to reach 100. and with only been thinking like this for about 400 years, 200 or less for biology.
scientists routinely cite the distance to stars with rather specific numbers... did the pull out a giant ruler and measure it? are they guessing there too?
well I'm glad I inspired u and I hope that people get interested in such a thread.
I also have an ulterior motive here.
neveralone inspired me to make a thread similar to his ask a Christian thread. I was going to make a science question thread and wanted to promote the asking for the how instead of the what and why that are typical and impersonal.
more than a few people believe that science is a glorified religion, however even outside of that group far too many people believe science is little more than a guess. it's difficult to imagine how some of these things can be proven.
they are beginning to realize this and many of the newer documentaries focus as much on the history of the discoveries as on the facts they uncovered.
opinions can be wrong.
they do get there opinion.
Some people on this app have said belief in things like the big bang and evolution are religious beliefs because we weren't there to witness it and can't reproduce it in a lab.
who thinks it's a religion? I believe it's a way to means. the only thing I have heard close to this is how much u devout urself to the scientific method. which isn't all bad.