11.22.2006

BLIND SCIENCE, OR BLIND FAITH?



"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein


"The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." Martin Luther King, Jr.


I want to scream sometimes when I hear someone say, "Scientists say....", or "The latest studies show....," to justify some point they're making, when they really have no idea about the research behind what they're talking about. It's as if science is viewed as infallible, the new "God" to which some people look for all their guidelines for living. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, science still has a long way to go. There is still so much left to be discovered, so much of life that has not been measured and labeled and quantified. And maybe it never will be.

In the meantime, I will continue to grow spiritually and think critically about religion AND science, with my eyes wide open.

1 comment:

the goddess as diana said...

ooooh, great book for you to pick up: American Gods by Neil Gaiman... he speaks of Technology, Money and Media as the new gods of America; coulda put Science and Statistics in there, too :)