|Posted by thethousandmarch on March 24, 2010 at 12:22 PM|
First I would like to clarify my main point. Science is not as objective, nor religion as subjective, as some people would like to think. Scientific theory, though based on empirical evidence, requires interpretation, which is subjective. Science is rarely a mere statement of observable fact.
Furthermore, religion does not need to be irrational. Religion does involve logic and the interpretation of empirical evidence. All religions attempt to make coherent sense of reality.
There is certainly a difference between science and religion. I don’t wish to confuse the two.
My main reason for this amendment is to share another link. I remembered an article I had read a few months ago in the Wall Street Journal: Science, Spirituality, and Some Mismatched Socks.