Originally Posted by AK47WOLF
Science is a bid by humanity to understand our environment, why things are the way they are, and how/why things happen. And many other things. People who use science as a weapon against religion regularly claim that "Well, I can back this up with evidence, all you have is blind faith."
Let's just say for a moment that religion IS blind faith. That said, can you now explain to me how science is not also a blind faith? Specifically a blind faith via the assumption that human perception is absolute, and is never in error?
Please don't misunderstand. Science does admit error. But when we discover something we perceive to be correct, we assume (have faith in, if you will) that our perception is without error. In other words, scientists assume things to be correct based on their "faith" in human perception being an absolute in the universe.
Religion's Faith - This is how the world is because of MY FEELINGS. The world is flat if I SAY SO. What? Reality? KILL THIS INFIDEL IN THE NAME OF GOD AND MY FEELINGS! But seriously, how do I know that god want's me to kill this infidel? Cus I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL it!
Science - I was wrong. Everything I believed in and taught from a childhood age, all the people I trusted, are all wrong. The world is in fact NOT FLAT. We were all proven wrong because of THE WORLD. That sucks. I would love to defy the world but I don't decide what truth is.
That's the difference. The difference is that in religion, belief comes from one's emotions and refuses contrary evidence, information, reasoning, logic and all other things. In science, belief comes from evidence, information, reasoning, logic, and the like. Basically one cares about truth, the other cares about one's own F-KING EGO.
To address the statement that both can be wrong, look up degrees of certainty.