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If you don't understand the underlying principles, science can require just as much faith as religion, amirite?

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It does't require faith...it requires you to educate yourself so that you can understand it. There's a big difference

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@It does't require faith...it requires you to educate yourself so that you can understand it. There's a big difference

Yes, but until you do educate yourself, you believe that the universe was created in the Big Bang, for example.

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@Essem Yes, but until you do educate yourself, you believe that the universe was created in the Big Bang, for example.

I know what you mean, but that still doesn't mean it requires "faith".

I would not be able to solve a Calculus III problem, but I don't have to have "faith" until I learn how, I just need to have enough humility to realize I'm too dumb atm to solve it

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Yes, but it's a different kind of faith.

@AntiJokeChicken Yes, but it's a different kind of faith.

Well it's the same faith, just faith in a different thing is what I meant to say.

It is for us non-scientists. Like, I am just blindly believing there are so many electrons in every atom. Or whatever..

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Science:
"Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe."

Religion:
"The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods."

Belief and evidence aren't quite the same. At all, really.

@AdonisBatheus Science: "Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable...

Don't get me wrong, I believe in a scientific rather than religious view of the world, I'm just saying that you or I probably don't understand the science behind astrophysics, so if you (or I) hear about a supernova occurring, or an exoplanet being discovered, we just believe that it's there (or that it occurred).

Again, just to clarify, I am an agnostic atheist. I'm not trying to bash science in any way.

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