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DefinitionEdit

the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially :  the study of God and of God's relation to the world

Science and ReligionEdit

A time old debates centers around the controversial debate regarding the evolution of humans, science versus Creationism  (Berkman, Pacheco and Pluzter, 2008). Science and religion generally pursue k
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Infographic demonstrating America's views on evolution and creationism (BioLogos)

nowledge of the universe using different methodologies. Science acknowledges reason, empiricism, and evidence, while religions include revelation, faith and sacredness.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relationship_between_religion_and_science

During the discussion on Human Evolution, this topic was brought up and create some great dialogue between people regarding the evolution of humans from both a scientific and religious viewpoint. Many questions centered around the idea if both religion and science can coexist, as interestingly enough many scientists today believe in both (Nanda, 2012).  Religion itself is an interesting notion and one that could be looked at from a science perspective (Boyer, 2003). What is the connection between the human brain and humans need to be connected to something larger then ourselves?

ReferencesEdit

Boyer, P. (2003). Religious thought and behaviour as by-products of brain function. Trends in cognitive sciences, 7(3), 119-124.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1018_041018_science_religion_2.html

Nanda, T (2012).Science And Religion Quotes: What World's Greatest Scientists Say About God.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/science-and-religion-quotes-scientists-god_n_1182521.html?utm_hp_ref=religion-science#slide=589972

Berkman, M. B., Pacheco, J. S., & Plutzer, E. (2008). Evolution and creationism in America's classrooms: a national portrait. PLoS Biology, 6(5), e124.
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