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Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:11 am
by Josip199
Religion is based on faith. Science is based on faith. So science is a religion.” (For those interested in the technical, this argument is invalid; it doesn’t matter if its premises are true. It is just like this argument: "All students carry backpacks; Professor X carries a backpack; So Prof. X is a student." Or: "Bill Gates is rich; Vladimir Putin is rich; So Gates is Putin." [Have you ever seen them together?] All arguments of this form commit the fallacy of “undistributed middle.” Any argument of this form fails to establish its conclusion.) This argument, though fallacious, can be made valid by just noting that all knowledge of the unseen world must be based on faith, so faith is all both religion and science have access to.

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Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
by circumspice
Josip199 wrote:Religion is based on faith. Science is based on faith. So science is a religion.” (For those interested in the technical, this argument is invalid; it doesn’t matter if its premises are true. It is just like this argument: "All students carry backpacks; Professor X carries a backpack; So Prof. X is a student." Or: "Bill Gates is rich; Vladimir Putin is rich; So Gates is Putin." [Have you ever seen them together?] All arguments of this form commit the fallacy of “undistributed middle.” Any argument of this form fails to establish its conclusion.) This argument, though fallacious, can be made valid by just noting that all knowledge of the unseen world must be based on faith, so faith is all both religion and science have access to.

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I think that this is not a philosophy board... What I want to see are articles & discussions on the subject of Archaeology. Your first clue might be the name of this board.

Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 am
by Josip199
circumspice wrote:
Josip199 wrote:Religion is based on faith. Science is based on faith. So science is a religion.” (For those interested in the technical, this argument is invalid; it doesn’t matter if its premises are true. It is just like this argument: "All students carry backpacks; Professor X carries a backpack; So Prof. X is a student." Or: "Bill Gates is rich; Vladimir Putin is rich; So Gates is Putin." [Have you ever seen them together?] All arguments of this form commit the fallacy of “undistributed middle.” Any argument of this form fails to establish its conclusion.) This argument, though fallacious, can be made valid by just noting that all knowledge of the unseen world must be based on faith, so faith is all both religion and science have access to.

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I think that this is not a philosophy board... What I want to see are articles & discussions on the subject of Archaeology. Your first clue might be the name of this board.


Ohh Sorry to put that on the wrong board will correct that and get it in the right board to have the info which is required.

Thanks for your suggestion.

Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:51 am
by MichelleH
While this does not belong here, it is still an interesting discussion......just not here :lol:

Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:42 pm
by Minimalist
Science is based on faith.


Science is based on evidence. Which is the opposite of religion.

Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:43 pm
by Minimalist
Science is based on faith.


Science is based on evidence. Which is the opposite of religion.

Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:51 pm
by kbs2244
Michelle has it right.
A valid subject, but this is the wrong audience.

Re: Is Science a Religion?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:39 pm
by Minimalist
Over at Atheistforums.org we get one of these a week it seems.

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I keep this handy for those occasions.