SCIENCE AND RELIGION QUOTES
(Quotes from Student Essays)
"The Goal of Science is understanding lawful relations among natural phenomena.
Religion is a way of life within a larger framework of meaning."
(Ian Barbour, "Religion and Science," pg. 204)
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." (Albert Einstein) "
Religion is poetry plus, not science minus."(Krister Stendahl)
"Religion is the art of the poetic. Science is the art of the provable. Politics is the art of the possible." (Paul H. Carr) "
Science can purify religion from error and superstition;
religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish....
We need each other to be what we must be, what we are called to be." (-Pope John Paul II)
"Culture (science) is the form of religion; Religion is the substance
of culture (science)."
(Theologian Paul Tillich)
"Traditional religious creation stories and evolution are complementary.
Science and religion together can weave a rich tapestry of new meaning for our age."
(Theologian Philip Hefner)
"Science is an effort to understand the creation.
Biblical religion involves our relation to the Creator.
Since we can learn about the Creator from his creation, religion can learn from science."
(Paul H. Carr)
"There is more RELIGION in men's SCIENCE than there is SCIENCE in their
(David Henry Thoreau, "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.")
"Science makes major contributions to minor needs.
Religion, however small its successes, is at least at work on the things that matter most."
(Justice Oliver W. Holmes)
Light is both WAVE-LIKE & PARTICLE-LIKE. (Physicist Niels Bohr)
Life is BOTH, AND:
STRUCTURED LOGIC (logos, left brain) and MEANINGFUL STORY (mythos, right brain)
Truth is both OBJECTIVE & SUBJECTIVE
God is both IMMANENT & TRANSCENDENT.
SCIENCE complements RELIGION (Physicist, Paul H. Carr)
The loss of complementarity is the source of evil, according to physicist
"For the belief in a single truth is the root cause for all evil in the world."
"Let no one enter here who does not have faith"
Inscription over the door on Max Plank's Laboratory
"The heart has its reason, which the reason can not know."
(Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, physicist, religious philosopher)
"Credo ut Intelligam" ( I believe in order to understand) St. Augustine
"‘Creativity’ is the universal of universals.....
It lies in the nature of things that they may enter into complex unity."
(A. N. Whitehead, "Process and Reality")
"Two things continue to fill the mind with ever increasing awe and admiration:
the starry heavens above and the moral law within" (Immanuel Kant)
"He who has Art and Science also has religion,
But those who do not have them better have religion." (Goethe)
"Science and religion are two windows that people look through,
trying to understand the big universe outside, trying to understand
why we are here. The two windows give different views, but both look
out at the same universe. Both views are one-sided, neither is
complete. Both leave out essential features of the real world. And
both are worthy of respect." ( Physicist Freeman Dyson)
"As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
the all-wise God perceives and understands all things." (Isaac Newton)
"The essence of God’s creative action is the giving of being
to a highly capable universe that is called to effect the Creator’s intentions
for its actions." (Howard J. Van Till )
Quotes from Student Essays
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