Science vs. Faith - Going With The Flow genre: Hip-Gnosis & Snapshot Thoughts

In many ways, people of faith begin with a conclusion they derive from their interpretation of the Bible and then their subsequent observations are tailored to support their established beliefs. Science, on the other hand, attempts to look at the evidence as it is revealed in order to determine if it can be utilized to support a plausible hypothesis.

All too often, people of faith reject evidence that contradicts their beliefs while scientists hope the evidence will refine the prevailing theory in order to more closely approximate a fact based finding. The former seeks to support a singular truth while the latter accepts the probability of a progression towards more truth.

One can offer lengthy explanations to describe the differences in the practice of science and faith...or one can rely upon a very basic flow chart. Since I'm having a tough time getting wound up today, I decided to keep it simple. This is one of those times when I'm happy to allow a visual to effectively communicate an important distinction.


Tagged as: Creationism, Evolution, Faith, God, Religion, Science, Scientific Method

Daniel DiRito | May 27, 2008 | 12:28 PM
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1 On May 28, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Jeremy wrote —

Mucho Kudos!!! I have recently (and continuously) come across many similar blogs that are trying to explain this phenomenon (and/or are adding to the argument). Just as when people trying to hold a rational discussion with an irrational person, the problem is in the fundamentals (namely how deep we are willing to go in our questions and answers). You beautifully pointed out which side had a shallower base for which to anchor the arguments!

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