Written by MANAHAIL PANEZAI, GRADE 7A | 04 Sep 2021
Today’s world is greatly dependent on both science and religion. Science gives humans the power of nature, to manipulate, discover and put into use. At the same time, religion develops in people the belief of divine power and an instinct to work on the spiritual mysteries of the world.
The relationship between religion and science involves discussions that interconnect the study of the natural world, history, philosophy, and theology.
Religion is ancient to science, and with the development of scientific theories, there has been a battle of dominance between them. Instances where religion caused a hindrance to scientific theories being established and where science was misused to take lives and people had nowhere to go, but their religion is ironic but common. But science and religion are closely connected in the scientific study of religion which can be traced back to the seventeenth century natural histories of religion.
Science and religion can cooperate to establish a harmonious mutualistic relation that can help humankind. Scientific advancement leads to evolution and a better understanding of life, while religion gives people hope and pushes them to work harder towards their goals.