Science Vs. Religion

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From the time when humans evolved there have been many explanations for events that appear out of human control. In recent history, religious and scientific views have often disagreed with one another. Religious ideas are usually presented first, and then enough scientific evidence accumulates to challenge religious beliefs. These discoveries dealing with science are looked upon with utter disbelief.

Dating back to the middle ages, religion always held the answer to any question posed. Within the following years, many people began to find ulterior answers to questions, using science to support their answers. Science was now considered the new formula to deal with unanswerable questions. The church, being a strong believer in religion, refused the idea of science as logic, and banned anyone who believed in such logic. As a result, many conflicts arose between men of religion and men of science.

When the church was given evidence to back up the notion of science, that person was shunned and denounced.

In today's day and age when a scientific theory is viewed as false, the research is continued till the proper theory arises. If new ideas were not presented, the world would never have been able to evolve, and would not have come to it's current state.

When turning to the Bible on the topic of creation, it states that God created man; Adam using dust, and woman; Eve using a piece of Adam's rib. This concept is what is taught by most religions and what most people believe. Scientists and philosophers later came up with the theory of evolution, which was then put up against the creation theory. The reason why there is plenty of controversy over who holds the correct answer is due to the fact that no one theory has been proven fact. Till...