Science And Religion: A Very Short Introduction By Thomas Dixon

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“Science and religion: a very short introduction”
In this chapter of the book, “science and religion: a very short introduction” by Thomas Dixon, explains that the relationship between science and religion is in mutual harmony and not as in conflict as some people view it. The author made it clear that it what made the debate been in a conflict manner is the influence of political knowledge to gain favor in mechanism control of a society, education, intellectual freedom and political power. The author future explain that the reason for science and religion debate is intellectual compatibility or incompatibility of religious beliefs and scientific knowledge. Dixon began the chapter with how some early scientific researchers like Galileo Galilei
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In addition, the author also explains that the due to evolutionist Charles Darling’s “origin of species” evolution led to antagonism with both science and church. The author pointed it out that not only astronomy or evolutionists suffer for their findings declaration but also some religious people also had to find way to stand by their faith against the brutality and hatred of science and materialism. The author continue his explanation that, Most early scientific researchers like Isaac newton were having the view that their works were complement and for the better understanding of God’s creation but not against their faith . In this modern academic field, scientists and religious people are joining hand to work together. Some religious people are sponsoring most scientific activities. Scientific research is based on natural observation, material and facts while religion is based on emotional, belief and faith. There is the need to explain both science and religion to people in order for them to believe. Finally, the author made it clear that, on the political stand, political rationalist and scientific atheists made debate on science and religion in academic field seems to be in conflict in order