Is science faith-based?
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11th February 2011, 08:34 AM
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To elaborate more on that, what i mean is that if someone reads a study that having faith in a religion increases your happiness, life expectancy or general well being, and thus takes up a faith based religion to increase these aspects of their life based on the science, is this a science based faith?
Faith requires one to reject evidence that's contrary to whatever one decides to have faith in. Science is evidence-based.
Faith is arbitrary, subjective, and absolute. Science is rigorously methodological, objective, and provisional.
So they are profoundly incompatible.
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." - Oscar Wilde
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