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Is science a new religion?

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Religion relies on Faith, science relies on tested facts, no faith required. So no.

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No, it is just science.
And, it's not new.

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I think a little bit because of evolution.....

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Evolution is not a belief, nor a religion. It is one of the most supported scientific theories we've ever had- there is more hard evidence for evolution than for ATOMS.
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When I was in 7th grade there was a theory about evolution and it was going against the bible..
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Well consider that the bible was mistranslated or something- science does not speculate- it would have no value if it did.
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A "theory" in science is not the same as the colloquial phrase. It does not mean a guess. In science, a theory is the highest level of support a concept can achieve. Gravitation is a theory. The heliocentric model of the solar system is a theory. That germs cause disease is a theory. The structure of the atom is a theory.

Keep in mind as well that the bible is a collection of texts written in the IRON AGE, back when people thought the earth was the center of the universe, demons caused disease, and mentally ill folks should be killed.
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no

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No. Just evolution.

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If yo are ignorant yes.
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Your religion must have programmed you to say that.
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Science is NOT a religion...and evolution is part of science. Science deals with tested facts and information. It doesn't deal with fantasy and indoctrination.
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Chives' rebuttal is pure irony.
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I didn't say that science is a religion, I said that evolution is. And amin, how many times do I have to say that I do not have a religion?
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Evolution is not a religion.
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Sure chives- you don't believe in God, you don't worship Jesus and you don't think the world was created, humans were created and that sinning is bad. No, you don't have religion at all.
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Calling evolution a religion is like calling gravity a religion- except more stupid.
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I believe and follow God and the Bible. Not religion.
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You know what religion is right, Chives? It's an organized system of beliefs in one or more gods that is based on faith. You have a religion. You have your an organized system of beliefs (the Bible) in one or more gods (the god you believe in) and it's based on faith. Can it get any simpler than that?
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You "follow God and the Bible"......So you HAVE A RELIGION. If you're going to try and argue something can you at least get YOURSELF straight here?
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chives, You can say you don't have a religion as many times as you like, but that wont make it true.
If you believe in a god and the bible, that is a religion. If you believe Jesus plays any role in making you right with god, then that is a religion called Chtistianity.
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Chives Why do you always start this argument when you know you will lose it every time? I just had this conversation with you 12 hours ago, and I never got a notification that you responded. Funny...
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No its not. People don't believe in religion anymore. They are all breaking their own religions rules. But honestly, science: theres no point when you could literally just say"because God wanted to". God has done all this and people are studying why. Like seriously!? But anyways science is not a religion.

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Science IN MY OPINION cannot be religion because religion dictates that you follow a certain set of rules. To devote your life in the belief and have complete and total faith in something that you truly believe is true. The belief in religion is unchangeable. To try and change something in religion has brought forth the worst wars in human history.

Science is about progress. Where being wrong is encouraged to bring forth new knowledge. The embrace of mistakes and learning from them. Producing new facts, realizations and improvements towards a better future. Yes, it also brings bad things to the worlds such as deadly weapons and such. But science to its credit, has brought us all what we have today.

Science is open to change. Religion isn't and won't ever do so. That's the big differential factor in my opinion.

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One of the best answers I've ever read
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Indeed.
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No, it is not a religion in any way. It's not based on faith and tradition. If a scientific idea is proved false, they give it up, they don't try to incorporate it into the new discovery. Science is looking for the truth in nature.

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Yes.
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Only Gods knows mate...

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No. They are polar opposites.

A religion is a set of beliefs about or organized worship of a deity. It is a supernatural concept based on "faith", not evidence.

Science is the methodological study of the natural world. It only deals with that which is objective, verifiable, testable, and falsifiable. This is the opposite of religion. It's conclusions are always backed up by solid, peer reviewed evidence, and open to re-interpretation if new evidence arises- again, the opposite of religion.

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Religion: system of belief in and worship of a supernatural power or god. That would be a No.

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I think for some people who subscribe to it it can be likened to religion.

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No

If you have to ask this question ... you don't understand the difference between fact and fiction

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No. Science is knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. Religion is an explanation of the universe with no good supporting evidence.

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No, Science deals with facts, calculations, and observations. It does NOT deal with fantasy and indoctrination.

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No.

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It's as old as awareness, people have been asking how, and why, since the beginning. Man invented gods to explain the unexplainable, and people being ignorant, due to lack of education, accepted the idea. The free thinkers were punished for their ideas of alternative explanations. And for thousands of years, would be scientists were silenced. A group of people believing in a certain thing could be called a religion of sorts, it doesn't have to be a belief in a God, or Gods. Einstein, considered himself a religious man, although he did not believe in a personal god, but a non caring,non judge mental , non interfering god, more like god is all of us, god is nature and everything it contains. Spinoza's God, with the 1st cause being information , which always existed. Because nothing can exist, without the information that allows it. Even a creator must be preceded by information. This applies to singularities, big bangs, universes , and life itself.

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Another definition of religion. An organized system of beliefs. Science is organized, it believes in physics, mathematics , etc.
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Science doesn't "believe" anything. If there is evidence, no "belief" is required.
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Science believes in physics and math, they are used in experiments, to seek proofs. Physics is the laws of nature that can't be broken. And math is the universal language of science.
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They believe in the tools they use to gather evidence.
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Again, you are misusing the term belief.
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No, science is not a new religion.
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Religions are beliefs in
supernatural beings and realms
independent of evidence.
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Science is a method of
investigating and explaining
proven evidence.

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Religion may have been the first science, but it got stuck - failed to adapt or grow. Got left behind.

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No, not at all. Religion includes a set of beliefs, principles, and morals. Usually has something to do with the supernatural - which by definition, completely contradicts science, which only concerns the NATURAL (i.e. real) world. Science teaches us HOW the natural universe works but it doesn't give us humans orders on how to live. Evolution is the farthest concept from religion there is and it's based completely on facts. Evolution is good for nature, but it makes for a lousy structure for intelligent human beings to base their entire lives around. 'Survival of the fittest' sounds extremely unpleasant (it's like capitalism on steroids) so I'm glad evolution is the farthest possible thing from religion.

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Always has been. Just as faith based in many areas, like quantum physics, as any other faith based religion. Just as much absolute faith in unproven ideas as they accuse us of.

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No, science is not a new religion. Science has been around since the beginning of time. You can even find it combined in many religious belief systems. Put in simpler terms, science is just the study of the structure and behavior of the physical world. Nothing new.

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No. No. No. I think both science and religion requires faith. Theory is not fact. I think that it takes more faith to believe we are here by chance, and not God. Actually the mathematically possibility of us being here by chance is, 1*10 to the 41 thousandth power. A quote from Issac Newton; "He who thinks half - heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God."

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No, it has facts and is based in reality.

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When science explains the unknown it becomes scientific fact not religious faith, but science explains the mystical forces religion values. Religion wants you to have faith, science wants you to have facts. Religion dissolves with knowledge only because we don't connect the two subjects. Science doesn't disprove religion but demystifies the unknown.

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Nope.....and science isn't new, either.

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No, Science is not a new religion. Even though millions of people today strongly believe in God, they know him, trust him, and have a personal relationship with him. They are grateful to science for the deeper insight it has given them into God’s “invisible qualities.” (Romans 1:20) However, they have found their faith deepened even more by studying the book that contains a record of God’s dealings with mankind, the Bible.

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Religion, which forms conjectures about the world with faith, is not the same as science, which forms conjectures about the world based on factual evidence.

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science is science. there is no spiritual or religious beliefs. its simply lots of facts backed up by theories more facts a hypothesis and tests and conclusions.

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Well, no. Except when people believe in theories as much as they believe in facts.

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