The Equilibrium of Religion and Science

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The Equilibrium of Religion and Science
True science discovers God waiting behind every door.
----Pope Pius XII
In the common sense, science and religion are considered to be two things at odds, for they contradict each other. In the aspects of the exterior, it is true. Giordano Bruno was burnt alive by the Catholics for revealing scientific truth. Darwin’s theory of evolution is not taken into curriculum in half of the middle school in US because of the oppression from Catholic. However, in the interior, science and religion are two identical twins who grew up with a different character and later turned rivalry. They came from the same embryo and were developed in the same womb. Science and religion were brought to the earth since the beginning of mankind. In the prehistoric era, there is the Nature Worship, where everyone worship the superpower of the Mother Nature through shaman(more commonly known as wizard). Shaman acts as a medium between the visible world and an invisible spirit world and practices magic or sorcery for purposes of healing, divination, and control over natural events which are the basic functions of religion and science. Shaman serves as both modern scientist and priest. Since then, science and religion has been separated and were brought up independently until their adulthood. Religion gained the dominant power. The unified religion, Christianity, became the monarchy in man’s spiritual world and claimed itself to be the only medium to communicate to God. Meanwhile, science gradually gained its strength and some of its theories have shattered the throne of the Christianity. Therefore, the battle of Science and Religion began, and it never ceased, the outcome of which caused the big prejudice between science and religion nowadays. As I am stating, science and religion are the same thing from their core. They are both in searching of the Mother Nature. The former comforts one’s physical state while the latter deals with one’s mental...
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