ESSAY QUOTES BY STUDENTS OF PROF. PAUL H. CARR'S
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
PHILOSOPHY COURSE 45.357,
"SCIENCE AND RELIGION: COSMOS TO CONSCOUSNESS"
"ENTROPY, KNOWING, AND THE TOOL BILDER" "Science and religion are inseparably integrated as components of our mental toolbox."

"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."

         Jeremy Peters, Philosophy Major, Sophomore
  "WHICH IS MORE DANGEROUS: SCIENCE OR RELIGION?"

"Both are equally dangerous if used to an extreme extent."

Chris Smith, Sophomore
 

"MORAL SCIENTISTS"

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


OUTSTANDING  ESSAYS:

"A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON SCIENCE AND RELIGION"

Ysufumi Sasaki, Japanese Buddhist Priest, Philosophy, Senior

"THE HUMAN GENOME: A Good Start, But Certainly No End for Scientists"

Gina Paolino, Psychology, Sophomore

"Molecular reductionist programs have fatal limits in explaining life. Epigenetic controls and human free-will are new avenues that must be explored if we hope to achieve a fuller understanding of the Human Being. Science is necessary to deal with humans as created creatures with animal bodies. Religion unites us as "created co-creators," who have a rich spiritual dimension to their being." "INTEGRATION OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION BY RAPHAEL AND DA VINCI"

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.

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