Are Religion and Science in Conflict

about scientific and religious arguements

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Religion. (WHY)

Religion asks why.

It tries to explain the purpose of things.

It explains value and importance.

It is based on sacred writings, such as the bible, personal experiences and tradition.

Not open to scientific testing.

Can be taken literally but often interpreted as more story like, containing important truths.

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Science (FACTS)

Science asks HOW.

Tries to show things happen - using facts.

Explains processes and methods.

Based on knowledge and hypotheses.

Open to review as ideas change and more evidence becomes available.

Taken as explanations of how things happen.

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