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Old 8th March 2011, 06:51 AM   #95
kenkoskinen
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Originally Posted by eerok View Post
Faith requires one to reject evidence that's contrary to whatever one decides to have faith in. Science is evidence-based.

Faith is arbitrary, subjective, and absolute. Science is rigorously methodological, objective, and provisional.

So they are profoundly incompatible.
Zeuzzz what you quoted was a scientific study comparing degrees of happiness on the religion variable. The study doesn't make the content of any religious belief scientific. eerok what you say is so but all of the data is rarely in so we do extrapolate from it to the general. We do the same thing when using statistics. Therefore science does assume and include some belief in the data and in its extrapolation. However, this doesn't make science a religion. There is a difference and as you clearly differentiated!
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