Social science must not discount the lessons religion has to offer

July 17, 2014, 7:47 am

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sorry mate, but any sort of science should not be bothered by any religion or belief. Science is meant to be objective and work outside religious norms. If it discounts it, it discounts it

4 years, 9 months ago

Science, of any kind, shouldn't discount anything. No one has said social science should blindly follow any religion's practices, but to disregard everything because of the source is ridiculous. At the very least, and from the most pessimistic view possible, social science can learn about crowd dynamics, mob mentality, and manipulation. From a less negative perspective, research into setting moral boundaries and curbing undesirable behavior using social norms and peer pressure is also plausible.

The lessons learned from religion don't have to be religious to be useful.

4 years, 9 months ago

The foolish learn from there mistakes (sometimes) The wise learn from the mistakes of others

4 years, 9 months ago

Following a religion without having any base, reasons, mainly scientific background can be superstitious.

4 years, 10 months ago

Religion should not discount the lessons evolution has allowed to be developed into instincts in the modern human. Religion employs what is obvious then adds geo-political twists. Atrocities are often conducted in the name of or interpreted through religious "lessons".

4 years, 10 months ago

Yes. What, I say what the f**k would we do without their great lessons. Such classics like.
Eat pork and you're going to hell-Koran and O.T.
If you want to forgive someone horribly murder your son-bible
You should kill nonbelievers were they stand-Koran
If you have epilepsy you're probably possed-the bible
Yes simply beautiful lessons.

4 years, 11 months ago
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