This one will be short, I'm sorry. I'm on a time crunch today. But this one is on science in general.
What is science good for? Well, simply put, it helps us understand the world around us, free of dogma and doctrinal laws, free of social stigma and of boundaries impose by race and nationality. Science is universal, an equalizer, a uniter of people.
But alas, science is repeatedly under assault by religious fundamentalists, the pandering politicians and the fools. For instance, climate change. I don't know of a single Republican politician that not only acknowledges it's real and that mankind has made it worse, but seeks to do anything meaningful to stop it. Or those that think fracking causes no real harm, or oil spills aren't harmful, or that we are hunting things to extinction every year. America, for all it's innovation, is a country ruled by fools.
Science can improve life on Earth. Not just for us, but animals, nature and your children. Do you want them growing up seeing polar bears in zoos, elephants and rhinos out in the wild? Wouldn't you like them to see lush beautiful forests and lakes and rivers? How about advances that could cure disease or increase their life spans? Science can do this, but not when you elect those who reject science in favor of scripture. Not when you have those in power who hate or don't believe in science, in favor of ignorance or money.
I would rather have science
What about you?
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A person does not have to choose between science and scripture. Each serves a purpose that the other cannot fulfill.
Since you seem to be rejecting scripture/religion, lets ask a simple question.
What is the purpose/meaning of life?
Science will tell you that there is in fact no purpose to life. Life is simply a complex chemical reaction. You live, you die. And eventually, our entire species and planet will cease to exist. Either a giant asteroid will strike the earth and destroy us all, the sun will extinguish in some billions of years, or the galaxies will collapse back into the big bang. Meaning everything you do, here and now, will not matter. So why live? Might as well put a bullet in your head, since nothing you do in your life will ultimately matter. A deep understanding of science unfortunately also results in an existential crisis... meaning, it begs the question of what your purpose in this universe is.
Religion answers this question for many. Because it is a very depressing thought that humanity's existence has no meaning. Many people end up committing suicide when they see no purpose in life. No amount of science can rescue them, but religion has a chance of doing so.