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commented on Feb. 4, 2013
Some time ago I wrote an article about the philosophy of religion and science [see http://harmonia-philosophica.blogspot.com/2010/08/religion-and-science-unification.html]. What I would like to do is discuss here about the main points of my beliefs which are:
Exact science is good for many things, mainly things which are measurable and can be experimentally tested.
Exact science has limits. There are many things which cannot be measured or written down using mathematics. And these things are the most important things in life.
Intuition is as much as good a tool for learning about "reality" (if such thing even exists), as is logic. And there are many great scientific theories that have come out of the blue based on instinct.
The logic of many people (including many great mathematicians) tell them that a First Cause exists. The fact that the logic of other people does not lead to the same conclusion, does not negate the logic of the abovementioned people.
Religion should learn its limitations and scope, but so must Science...
And Science should stop from being dogmatic as it is now. Everything in science is based on axioms. And axioms are based on instinct and change constantly (see what happened with Eucledian Geometry). Stating that ideas like "materialism" are "scientifically correct" is pure and crude DOGMATISM.
If you think "logic" is the way to go and that logic is against God, think twice. Aristotle (the founder of Logic) and Godel (the second greatest logician after Aristotle) had logical arguments IN FAVOR of God...
Science and Religion are both tools to reach the "truth" (if such thing even exists) and should be used together to understand the cosmos.
I would love to hear comments or your opinions.