Thursday, October 24, 2013

Science Should Be Separated From Religion: No Point in Proving Changing Scientific Theories from Quran

By Nastik Durrani, New Age Islam
October 17, 2013
Just as politics should be disassociated with religion, similarly science too should be distanced from it. The reason is that faiths are based on firm and concrete textual grounds, while scientific theories and discoveries are subject to everlasting changes and challenges. For instance, in the ancient times people believed that the sun revolves around the earth, but in the age of enlightenment, we came to know that the earth revolves around the sun.
Now, in the twentieth century, we have got to know that the earth as well as the sun revolves around the centre of the galaxy and our galaxy along with other galaxies revolves around a possible centre of the universe. Maybe, with more scientific development in the future, we will get to know that our universe is just an average universe among the other universes that together revolve around a central cosmic system. Scientists have started calling it “the multi-verse” (or meta-universe). Now the people who extract science from religion and declare religion and science as compatible with each other will surely attempt to modify their religious interpretations in accordance with this theory, as they often do. Thus, they not only lose their credibility but also cause a grave defamation of their religions. Any religion that keeps changing its versions and interpretations with every new-born scientific theory can only be a laughing stock of the world, not a system of faith. 

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