Science and Religion Essay

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Do math and religion ascribe to similar standards? We perceive math and religion to be on two different spectrum but math and religion do ascribe to similar standards in some ways and don’t in other. How we perceive math can seem very different to how we perceive religion. Religion seems to most of us on a higher level then math, however we just don’t look deep enough to see the similarities between the two. Math and religion ascribes to the same standards because we perceive religion and math to be both solely based on belief. Math is based on our belief because, numbers were just symbols given to us and we were taught to put value to those symbols. To us, math is something we just believe in because we are told to take it as the truth. Without the belief in the symbols we wouldn’t be able to manipulate numbers and do actual math with them. We don’t question the numbers in math we just accept them. It is the same as religion we are given information about our religion and we have to take that as true and we don’t question it, and are just told to accept it. Religion is based on faith, and there is no way to prove everything in a religion we just believe what is told to us. In this aspect math and religion ascribe to similar standards, since they are based on a belief. Another way math and religion ascribe to similar standard is that both math and religion have been in our world for a very long time and are both affected by history. Math and religion were both passed on from generation to generation and to some extent has been manipulated. They both change as our knowledge increase through generations. The math we have today is not the same and the math they had in the past, we use it more in our lives and it has been improved through the years with the scientific revolution where scholars like Newton, Descartes, Galilei, improved math with laws, and postulates and this lead to the wide varieties of topics in math. The same could be said for religion, in the past most people were one religion and it was predetermined but during the protestant revolution many new religion were formed which lead to our wide varieties of religion today. This show that both religion and math ascribe to similar, because neither one was perfect nor strong enough to remain unchanged through history they both were perceived to be flawed in the eyes of human beings throughout history and were changed. Furthermore we perceive math and religion to be important. Religion and math are both embedded in our lives. We use math in our lives every day and everyone is expected to know math to some extent, since it’s so embedded in our cultural, for instance, money is held to such a big value and knowing how to count money is something most people are familiar with. Also religion, assuming a person has a religion, it is very embedded in people’s everyday lives. Religion, are basically the guidelines to how people live their life, depending what religion a person is affiliated with, their religious guidelines translate through their actions, for example if a women is a Muslim she will dress modestly in her…