Volume: Vol2, Issue 2/2013

Published on: Jun 2013

Contains 15 articles

Hypotheses and experiment in natural sciences and in religious beliefs

 

Authors

ZENO SIMON *,1

 

Affiliation

1Chemical Research Institute, Timisoara branch of the Romanian Academy

 

 

In natural sciences, hypothetical models are proposed for each system that is studied. These models are validated by comparing their predicted behaviour with measurements actually performed in the same systems. In contrast, the approach used in religious beliefs also involves ethical and esthetical principles for validation. The approach of natural sciences is exemplified by Rutherford's studies of the atomic structure and by theories for appearance of life on Terra, out of the primordial chemicals. Most scientists consider that there are no fundamental contradictions between science and religious beliefs but that these are separate domains which should not be mixed.

 

Keywords

Religious beliefs, Science-religions, Models-religions

Pages

168-172

 

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