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Religion vs Science

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While reading the very fascinating explanation of the “Diagram of the tree of life” by Daniel Dennet, I read these words:

As our understanding of life’s history improves (by further discoveries in the fossil record and genetics), some of the branching relationships and times of common ancestors depicted on this tree of life will inevitably become outdated.

Here is, as I see it, the whole difference between Religion and Science. The first will never admit being wrong, nor accept correction, while the second ultimately only makes the arguments sounder by allowing criticism, rebuttals and, most importantly, the graciousness to say “OK, we were wrong on that count”.

That is what makes Science so exciting; It is constantly changing…or rather, our understanding is constantly changing.

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Written by Philoman

June 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm