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Can Religious Faith and Science Co-exist?
Faith and science both make fundamental claims about the world we live in, but use different methods for arriving at those claims. Therefore, conflict will always arise between the two.
Science is fact based. Faith is not.
Many religious faiths directly contradict scientific facts.
Science and faith do not use the same acceptance criteria.
The process of acquiring scientific knowledge involves the use of question (doubt) and observation and is incompatible with the notion of accepting information by faith.
'Faith' is not a word used in scientific circles: 'trust', 'likelihood' and 'probability' are common terms in science, but all of these terms are applied proportionally to the term's supporting evidence.
There is no conflict between science and faith in God's existence, but there is a conflict between science and religion.
Approaching an issue by multiple methods does not prove that "conflict will always arise between" them. There exist physical phenomena which can be explained by starting with different methods but arriving at the same conclusions.
Mathematics is fundamental to science, yet mathematics often relies on faith.
The supposed history of warfare between science and religion is a myth.
Conflict does not imply that coexistence is impossible.