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Is science just another religion?

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Many people think that science is just another religion, no better than their own. Their reasoning is apparently something along these lines: “Beliefs about the unseen world are based entirely on received truth—truth that is known to be right because it is felt to be right.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/excellent-beauty/201710/is-science-religion
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Science and religion are nothing alike and in fact are locked in a bitter and deadly war for the minds of humans. Religion cannot cure a single disease. It cannot usefully explain a single physical fact: not where humans came from, not where life came from, not where the universe came from. Religion cannot explain volcanoes, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, epidemics, allergies, birth defects, diseases, . . . nothing. Religion cannot usefully explain a single thing. Science, however, explains all these and a lot more. So how can any reasonable person think that science is a religion?
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Is science just another religion for you? Why do you say so?
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Is science just another religion for you? Why do you say so?
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Science properly understood is a set of methods and a style of reasoning meant to explore and describe the processes of the material world, and thus is explicitly not a religion. Religion has importance in the realms of ethics and morality, philosophy, metaphysics, art, and other cultural/social phenomena that lie outside the boundaries of scientific investigation, but has little to contribute to scientific investigation itself.
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No. Science is not a religion. Science is a branch of philosophy that limits the scope of its inquiry to that which can be sensed, measured or rigorously inferred from senses and measurements
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Science recognizes the inherent fallibility and contingency of this approach and attempts to get closer to truth by using a process known as the scientific method which rejects conclusions that cannot be verified and requires explicit standards of both truth and falsification before granting the legitimacy of a claim.
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No. Science is not a religion. Science is a branch of philosophy that limits the scope of its inquiry to that which can be sensed, measured or rigorously inferred from senses and measurements
You do have a point there.
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No. Science is not a religion. Science is a branch of philosophy that limits the scope of its inquiry to that which can be sensed, measured or rigorously inferred from senses and measurements
People turn to science if religion cannot answer their questions.
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The difference between religion and science deals with what else they purport to supply and to how they deal with these limits. Science promises the world verifiable and falsifiable results, models, hypotheses, theories and laws. That is all science promises. It doesn't promise happiness, rectitude, magic.
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Science accepts the limits that require bias and faith with an explicit reservation. Science reserves the right to retest any of these limits and does it's best to keep track of conclusions that are down stream of prior conclusions that may later be proven false or significantly modified. With regard to materialism, science tends not to test that limit because doing so is by definition outside the realm of what science has promised to do.
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Religion promises all kinds of things and usually includes a promise of something limitless. It tends to place its own limits of bias and faith within a broader framework that leans heavily on faith and treats challenges to faith as either crimes or as tests the success of which is measured by the re-selection of faith. Religion tends to depend on things that cannot be sensed objectively. That doesn't mean there aren't sense experiences that verify religious belief. It just means that they seldom if ever manifest themselves in a way that science can verify (or falsify).
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Science is about exploration and what we can prove through repeatable experiments. Science is also a tool to be used in order to better understand reality.

Panspermia, The Big Bang, Gravity, Climate Change, Evolution, and Abiogenesis should not be taught in schools or in the world as fact, simply because they are all unproven, have mixed results, and have valid arguments against them.

Furthermore, while I will always respect and use science as a powerful tool, I have no such respect for"scientism", which has more in common with a religious cult than a process which is founded on honest inquiry, exploration, and experimentation.

So in answer to the question, no, I don't believe science is a religion. However, the dependence and near worship of unproven theories certainly is.
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Science tries to explain all the things that are happening whereas religion can't even explain some of the things they believe in that's why some people lose faith in them.
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Those who believe they can use the models of science to traverse its materialistic and objective bias and use it as a lens to invalidate metaphysical conjectures that science has explicitly ignored are absolutely practicing a religion.
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There are some people who treat science as truth. Often they use the current models science has given us as the whole, unadulterated truth. That is a religious thing to do. People who refuse to acknowledge the limits of science and believe in it without doubt are indeed practicing a sort of religion.
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