Originally posted by Vladamir no1
Is science the new religion?
people believe blindly in science and theories such as darwin's theory of evolution without even reading 'The Origin of Species'.
This mirrors the same blind faith of most religous followers. So is science the new religion?
Some people believe it blindly, but most scientists I think do not. I personally take with some scepticism any theory that I dont understand. I also am sceptical of many conclusions drawn on insufficient evidence and poor science or statistics. I also notice a lot of bias amoungst scientists. However I accept as fact most of the major scientific Theories, even though I may not have studied them in detail or understand them fully, based solely on the fact that they are accepted by the scientific community in general.
I dont think this is blind faith and I am willing to change my views if evidence to the contrary becomes available. That is why it is not 'blind' faith.
I have not read 'The Origin of Species' (except for a few pages). But I do think I understand most of the Theory of Evolution and can see that it makes sense and have personally seen lots and lots of evidence for it.
I also dont see why you used the word 'new' as science and its adherents is as old as religion, and is in fact older than all the major religions of today.