The challenge of science and psychology

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  • The challenge of science
    • The Big Bang Theory
      • Edwin Hubble
    • The Theory of Evolution
      • Charles Darwin carried out research that made the idea acceptable
      • Empirical evidence
        • The red shift
        • the cosmic microwave background radiation
    • Sir Charles Lyell
      • The challenge of Geology
        • Challenges literal view of the bible
        • geological processes of the earth such as erosion must have taken place over millions of years
          • According to the bible and the work of James Ussher the earth was created in 4004BCE
    • Creationist Counter-argument
      • The belief that nature is all there is is an assumption
      • If scientists are allowed there assumption that there is no God Creationists are allowed that there is
      • Variation within an organism is accepted but the unverified theory of evolution of species changing is not
      • The belief that the big bang which brought after years of evolution people takes an enormous amount of faith to accept
        • More evidence than for God
      • The bible comes from God. God doesn't get things wrong, therefore if science and the bible don't agree scientists are mistaken
      • Intelligent design (neo-creationism)
  • The challenge of psychology
    • Ludwig Feuerbach
      • Religion is a psychological comforter
      • Criticisms
        • A human need for God does not disprove his existence
          • Religion is a psychological comforter
    • Sigmund Freud
      • God is a concept created by the super ego
      • Religion is 'wish fufillment'
      • Criticisms
        • No evidence...Untestable theory
    • Carl Jung
      • Student of Freud
        • Sigmund Freud
          • God is a concept created by the super ego
          • Religion is 'wish fufillment'
          • Criticisms
            • No evidence...Untestable theory
      • Religion is healthy and harmonises the Psyche
      • Shared similar ideas as Freuds idea of the id
      • Supported religion
      • Disagreed with Freud - the removal of religion could be detrimental as there is a spiritual side to human life

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