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Science and Religion Quotes

Recently I made a blog post on religion and science and since then a Google+ user has sent me the following link that may be of some interest to you all.

“Note, to-day, an instructive, curious spectacle and conflict. Science, (twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its)—Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. But against it, deeply entrench'd, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but by imaginative literature, and unregenerate poetry,) the fossil theology of the mythic-materialistic, superstitious, untaught and credulous, fable-loving, primitive ages of humanity.” ― Walt Whitman, Complete Prose Works

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard P. Feynman

“I don't argue things being spiritual vs scientific, because I've never met anyone who knows enough about either to be convincing--including myself.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

“Where faith commences, science ends. Both these arts of the human mind must be strictly kept apart from each other. Faith has its origin in the poetic imagination; knowledge, on the other hand, originates in the reasoning intelligence of man. Science has to pluck the blessed fruits from the tree of knowledge, unconcerned whether these conquests trench upon the poetical imaginings of faith or not.” ― Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation V1: Or the Development of the Earth and Its Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes

Read More here, Just be aware most of the quote are from the scientific modern priests; while they are usually fairly accurate, it does represent a bias.

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