Big Bang and Religion Essay

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Religion v. Science: The Agrarians argue that science has taken the place of religion in the minds of some people, particularly those who favor industrialism. They refer to it as the "Cult of Science" and wrote, "…the word science has acquired a certain sanctitude. It is out of order to quarrel with science…"
How do you think this idea holds true today? In what ways do you think science has faithful believers in the same way that a religion does? Explain whether or not you think science has elevated itself to a status of unquestionable proof so that one cannot argue with "scientific proof" or if fair debate about " science" is possible. (One example of this idea in action is the debate between evolution and creationism.)
Coming from the point of view of a Jewish female, religion is a very important aspect of my life. Science and Religion run so close together that they actually influence each other. Science does have “faithful believers” just like religion does. For example, scientist believed in the big bang theory, while people heavy in religion were against it, because they only believed in God, and there were no other ways around it. I feel like the world has come to say it is fair to debate about science because there are so many more observations done trying to prove evolution. This has been an ongoing battle since at least 1859 (Darwin), and still continues today as scientist find new things to prove that evolution in fact does exist. So instead of saying the big bang theory does or doesn’t exist, they could take aspects from both beliefs and come up with one observation like, the big bang theory did occur, but God let it happen.

Arts: One of the objections the Agrarians have to industry is that, in their opinion, it discourages religion, art, and human interaction. Specifically, they say: "Religion can hardly expect to flourish in an industrial society…Nature industrialized, transformed into cities and artificial habitations, manufactured into commodities, is no longer nature but a highly simplified picture of nature. We receive the illusion of having power over nature, and lose the sense of nature as something mysterious and contingent. The God of nature under these conditions is merely an amiable expression, a superfluity, and…