Science in its infancy? Religion's future? - Humanity in the balance?
Topic: Example of a conclusion in science
July 16, 2019 / By Edana Question:
In terms of Geneology - humans are relatively a new species - - - what 130,000 years or so - - - a fraction of other known species from the known fossil record.
the birth of science and technology is just a few hundred years old. A fraction of a fraction of geneological time - not nearly enough to shed light on it's significance to Humanity.
Given a chance do you think science in several hundred or a few thousand years will win the day for truth, knowledge and reality by defeating fear, ignorance and faith: (blind belief)??? Look how far we've come in the past 1000 years - amazing!!!
many many religions were invented by man to attempt to explain the unknown.
science was invented also to gain knowledge with no agenda but to understand that which could be tested, repeated and observed. A process that is universal, understandable and meaningful
- a great foundation for the future of Humanity - don't you think?
thanks Yitka - thought my numbers from that source were a bit off - it's been a while since I saw data on the oldest known homosapien fossils - sorry about that -
sci-fi - I hear what you are saying - but I think humanity when altered by humanity through science is still my definition of humanity - but I do agree with everything you said otherwise.
Noor - your examples of inteligent people believing in Islam are offset by inteligent people believing in several hundred various and contradictive relgions - the only thread that is consistent with all of them is the science they all learned that allowed for mental improvement - they're fears, childhood faiths, or life experiences must attribute for the illogical conclusions about religion - after all it is human nature to fit in - socialization is a strong pull towards various communal faiths.
Best Answers: Science in its infancy? Religion's future? - Humanity in the balance?
Chantel | 4 days ago
"Humans like mammals have existed on earth for a relatively short time -- only about 0.04% of the earth's existence." 1,800,000 years
(0.04% of 4.5 billion)
to just correct you.
Yes, in this retrospective, the science IS ´´an embryo´´ per se.
And i do agree with you 100%
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Originally Answered: Does anyone else believe that humanity has a dystopic future? (repost)?
I agree with all you have to say: the internet being a huge step towards a horrible future, though it was created for good intentions, too! Many of the jobs rely on technology these days, as do teenagers for their own greedy needs. The way they waste their time on the internet is by speaking to their friends, interacting with multiple others, completely ignorant to what's going on around them.
Technology is only getting better and that takes humanity one notch down! Robots are always a possibility, in many ways their here already (vehicles, mobiles, etc)! The computer will eventually destroy the invention of paper, I'm sure of that, meaning books and the sort will all disappear. Literature from different centuries wiped off from the Earth, and the crowds may not even notice. It's a sad thought; technology, the thing we created, used as a way to lead us one step closer to a horrible dystopia.
Anyways, I could rant for so long about this, there's so much to say about this! So many different things that could and are affecting our world in terrible ways like this.
I'm wondering though, what made you think of this, asker?
"a great foundation for the future of Humanity - don't you think"
I absolutely do not.
But the way I mean that is probably not the way you did. Humanity cannot survive the rise of science.
You can either preserve humanity, or you can preserve science. You cannot keep both together for very long.
Humans are emotional creatures by nature, not intelligent ones. The vast majority of human decisions are made for emotional reasons and only later justified by rational ones. That is incompatible with science.
On the other hand, science is also incompatible with humanity. The human species has too many genetic defects. It is only a matter of time before scientists begin to remove those defects through genetic engineering. Humanity cannot last.
Even today, biological flaws are being corrected with mechanical and electrical prosthetics. Cyborgs walk our streets and few people notice.
Don't believe me? Look up the definition of cyborg (see the link below). Anyone with a pacemaker, cochlear ear implant, or robotic leg fits the definition. More such prosthetics are being invented every day.
The human species is being radically altered by science into something new even now. You might want to say your farewells to humanity before it is too late.
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"Given a chance do you think science in several hundred or a few thousand years will win the day for truth, knowledge and reality by defeating fear, ignorance and faith: (blind belief)???"
Yes I do -- I think that the combination of both science and mysticism/spirituality together will be able to make some sense of Life's evolution.
What actually is the 'true' meaning of 'God'??
A good explanation, I feel, is by the New Thought Author U.S. Andersen:
God -- "It is spirit, soul, consciousness that is ever first cause, master and mover of creation, alpha and omega of existence. It is God stuff, infinite, eternal, changeless, arrested but a moment in form, manifesting its myriad appearances as a dancer might display infinite numbers of costumes, but remaining always one, indivisible and changeless.
This is God, not a giant-sized man, not even a god as we might imagine in our minds and make an image of, but a power, a presence, a being, an
infinite intelligence pervading all and creating all yet remaining unaltered amongst the ever-changing."
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Science offers temporary solutions to ongoing problems. Additionally, there is no greater motivation for science than money. If not for that, I imagine science would not give the false impression that it is the savior of humanity, especially when I consider the fact that technology has become a crutch for bad drivers who feel the need to chat on their cellphone while driving right past a school bus.
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I think science eventually meats with religion , and lots of scientist return to god , or at least have the courage to admit this clear fact.
Dr. T. V. N. Persaud is Professor of Anatomy, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. There, he was the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy for 16 years. He is well-known in his field. He is the author or editor of 22 textbooks and has published over 181 scientific papers. In 1991, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B. Grant Award from the Canadian Association of Anatomists. When he was asked about the scientific miracles in the Quran which he has researched, he stated the following:
“The way it was explained to me is that Muhammad was a very ordinary man. He could not read, didn’t know [how] to write. In fact, he was an illiterate. And we’re talking about twelve [actually about fourteen] hundred years ago. You have someone illiterate making profound pronouncements and statements and that are amazingly accurate about scientific nature. And I personally can’t see how this could be a mere chance. There are too many accuracies and, like Dr. Moore, I have no difficulty in my mind that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to these statements.”
Dr. E. Marshall Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. There, for 22 years he was Professor of Anatomy, the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy, and the Director of the Daniel Baugh Institute. He was also the President of the Teratology Society. He has authored more than 200 publications. In 1981, during the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Professor Johnson said in the presentation of his research paper:
“Summary: The Quran describes not only the development of external form, but emphasizes also the internal stages, the stages inside the embryo, of its creation and development, emphasizing major events recognized by contemporary science.”
Also he said: “As a scientist, I can only deal with things which I can specifically see. I can understand embryology and developmental biology. I can understand the words that are translated to me from the Quran. As I gave the example before, if I were to transpose myself into that era, knowing what I knew today and describing things, I could not describe the things which were described. I see no evidence for the fact to refute the concept that this individual, Muhammad, had to be developing this information from some place. So I see nothing here in conflict with the concept that divine intervention was involved in what he was able to write.”
Dr. Yoshihide Kozai is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan, and was the Director of the National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. He said:
“I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in [the] Quran, and for us the modern astronomers have been studying very small pieces of the universe. We’ve concentrated our efforts for understanding of [a] very small part. Because by using telescopes, we can see only very few parts [of] the sky without thinking [about the] whole universe. So, by reading [the] Quran and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my future way for investigation of the universe.”
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Originally Answered: I'm losing all hope in humanity,please help me find some redemptive quality in humanity?
I'm going to have to agree with the person who said that you should call the National Suicide Hotline. It sounds like you really need someone to talk to, and that's what the hotline is there for. Those people really do care, and so do I. I hope for the best for you; I think that if you persevere, you will end up happy in the long run.
When you feel bad, listen to this song. This man was a good person through and through, and people tore him down, much like they are doing to you and your family. However, he still wanted to do as much good for other people as he could. Remember, you can do good, too. Maybe focusing on helping others could make you feel better about yourself. Try it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8rYl6K2S... People do care! You're not alone!