posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 07:30 PM
They don't really contradict each other, so they already coincide.
Those who think their is a contradiction between the 2 of them don't really understand science or religion(Philosophy in it's purest form).
Those in science forget that without the scientist, there would be no science. Meaning, without something that is able to perceive, observe and
understand, science does not exist.
Those in religion forget that without physical laws reality itself does not exist.
They don't contradict each other because they aren't even talking about the same things.
Science is the realm of logic, of action and reaction. Philosophy/Religion is the realm of reason and understanding.
Science all but ignores consciousness in things because it is not equipped to deal with things such as choice, feelings and so forth. It's not
repeatable, or bound to the laws of action and reaction, and so it's just not something science is equipped to deal with. It doesn't mean science
is wrong, it just means it has a proper place and purpose, and if you understood science then you should understand that limit.
And when you get into religion, when it talks of creations, it's using a story to give a general and basic understanding - the way you might tell a 5
year old. What good would it have done people 5000 years ago a physics paper of today? Those who want to hang on to the literal story, or
"fairy tale" fail to realize there is much more to understand about creation itself.
There is no contradiction for me.