June 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Many of our past discussions end up touching on science in one way or another, whether it's drawing correlations between quantum physics and eastern religions, or even applying the laws of physics to the power of human thought.
But how many of us have actually been in the drivers seat of a particle accelerator? (Which I assume looks more like a computer terminal than a drivers seat) How many of us have witnessed an experiment in which the atom is split? Has anyone watched a neutrino pass through their body without touching any part of us? Or has anyone viewed the vast empty space which makes up most of the matter we're made of? Science is full of assumptions which are not easily conceptualized, and not easily proven. And certainly, the majority of these concepts are not readily visible in daily life - yet in the name of science they are accepted, embraced, defended, with deep conviction and passion... Remind you of anything?
Now take religion, or even spirituality in general. FULL of assumptions which are not easily proven, if any are provable at all... and yet we are far less likely to take anyone's word for it, much less likely to 'buy in' to an idea simply because of one person's testimony...
I'm not saying science is bunk and we shouldn't believe it. But certainly there is evidence that science is still evolving and is not all-knowing. In a similar fashion, I'd like to discuss how religion and spirituality likely hold some relevance to understanding this world, especially in places where science seems to agree with age-old teachings.
Bring your thoughts, ponderings, and an open mind for another great discussion!