"Through this understanding, we are saved from the emptiness of science without religion, and the formlessness of religion without science."
Paul Langworthy, Philosophy Major, Junior
"SCIENCE AND RELIGION"
"The problem arises when human beings try to place a value on science that supercedes its scope of practice."
"Instead of thinking of science as disproving the existence of Supreme Being, perhaps we should look at science with the appreciating eye of the only species that has been allowed to see the tools of God."
"Both are equally dangerous if used to an extreme extent."
Chris Smith, Sophomore
After the explosion of the first atomic bomb, Trinity, NM, physicist Robert Oppenheimer remarked: "I have become death, destroyer of worlds."
"It was not any specific religion that led him to this moral realization, but it was the foundation upon which every religion is based."
Scott Richardson, Political Science, Sophomore
"IS SCIENCE A HELP OR HINDRANCE TO FAITH?"
"The scientific method is useless in proving that there is a God. However, a belief in God can bring vitality to science and helps in making ultimate sense of the world."
Stavrola Bletsis, Mechanical Engineering, Junior
"SCIENCE AND RELIGON"
"Whereas the "independence mode" of relating science and religion draws a line in the sand, "conflict" charges over that line. ….Science shows us how to genetically engineer plants and animals. Religion guides us in deciding what to do."
Jason Longton, History, Junior
"SCIENCE & RELIGION PROVIDE A MORE COMPLETE VIEW OF THE UNIVERSE"
Martha Ellen Cahalan, Computer Science, Senior
"A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON SCIENCE AND RELIGION"
Ysufumi Sasaki, Japanese Buddhist Priest, Philosophy, Senior
Gina Paolino, Psychology, Sophomore
Jaime Prohaska, Fine Arts Graphic Design, Senior
Raephael's murals "School of Athens," representing natural philosophers
Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Pathoagoras, Diogenes, and Ptolemy, and his
"Disputa," representing theologians Augustine, Aquinas, Bonaventura, etc.
are displayed on opposite walls of the Vatican. Together they illustrate
physicist Freeman Dyson's statement: "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 us different
views, but both look out at the same universe. Both leave out essential
features of the real world. And both are worthy of respect." Leonardo de
Vinci was both a scientist and a religious artist. His drawing at the Academia
in 1492 shows the human figure inscribed inside both a square, symbolizing
the earth and physical reality, and inside a sphere, symbolizing the universe
and the divine. Humans are both earthly and divine.
"SCIENCE AND RELIGION"
Jeanette Peterson, Political Science, Senior
A succinct and comprehensive course overview.