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Can Religious Faith and Science Co-exist?
So much can be explained by science, religious faith is not a necessary tool for understanding life.
Proof denies faith and science necessitates proof, therefore; science will eventually eliminate the need for faith.
Evolution has provided an adequate explanation for the origin of species and thus eliminates the need for a belief in something beyond scientific theory to explain many aspects of human origin and human nature.
God of the Gaps
’ concept suggests that the areas that religion alone explains are becoming smaller and smaller as a result of scientific advancements.
Science in its complexity, currently and progressively, through time, dissolves the need for speculative reasoning and faith.
Whether it is a “necessary tool” bears no logical relationship to whether faith and science can coexist.
Some religious claims are necessarily out of reach of scientific investigation.
Reason (science) and revelation are two distinct paths to truth.
Reason and Revelation.
Understanding life is not the only purpose of faith, so even if it is not needed for that there is still a place for it.
That science can explain so much does not imply faith is unnecessary for understanding life.
If the same things can be explained by faith, it could be that science is the unnecessary tool for understanding life.
While science can be used to explain the physical world and provide a mechanistic description of its processes, it is limited in that in does not explain the non-physical world and therefore doesn't cover all aspects of life.