The very reason why some insist that science and religion cannot co-exist lies in the way how they interpret religious contexts. We can choose either the literal interpretation of Bible, Koran, etc., or put more emphasis on the comfort and guidance religions provide., In fact, famous scientists throughout history have acknowledged the existence of God. Among them are Issac Newton, and Albert Einstein., Einstein:' Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.' This shows that the importance of religion to science and the importance of science to religion is recognized by this famous scientist.
Disastrous effects might arise if the development of sciences is not guided by religion. There will be a loss of morality in mankind. For example, the success of human cloning will adversely affect the normal life cycle of human.
Religion acts as a source of aspiration for sciences, it guides where sciences should develop. Without religion, some pseudo sciences such as Astrology might not developed. Therefore, religion will not decline when science develops but continue to gain recognition by more people, especially scientists.
In the world nowadays which is ever-changing, while facing the science and technology advances, mankind might not be able to cope with the changes and feel depressed and hopeless, religion provides mental support. Religion helps to increase confidence of mankind, reduce worries and think positively. This shows that the advancement in sciences will not cause religion to decline as they are not opposing ideas after all., For example, the recent global recession which affected the Singaporean economy saw more people going to mosques and churches.
In the past, God was a means to explain the unexplained mysteries. However, the advancement in science has resolved most of this issues, causing the followers to doubt the existence of the Almighty., Brain imaging illustrates-- in color!-- the physical seat of the will and the passions, challenging the religious concept of a soul independent of glands and gristle. Brain chemists track imbalances that could account for the ecstatic states of visionary saints or, some suggest, of Jesus. The multiverse hypothesis in cosmology speculates that ours may be but one in a cascade of universes, suddenly bettering the odds that life could have cropped up here accidentally, without divine intervention.
Sprout of "Freethinking" as science constantly improves demonstrates that the population is increasingly skeptical about religious beliefs. They are moving towards facts and truth; resulting in the decline of religious faiths.
"Traditional" medicine have proven to be dangerous to health, even poisonous, due to over-reliance on god's dictation and lack of scientific knowledge of the treatments.
The extreme of religions comes in the form of superstitious practices which more often than not, bring more harm than good.
Scientific methods of learning (mindmaps and memory curves by Tony Buzan teaches us to maximise our learning ability based on how our brain works), trumping over religious beliefs (submission to god's power to help improve results in life due to the belief that god has the authority to carve our paths of life), Islamic rules dictate women to keep themselves hidden, ban them from driving cars and deprive them of various rights that men enjoy. With the recent revolution, the testament for Reason over Authority, Islamic women actually stood up to protest against these unreasonable dictations to get themselves the right to drive. Although it is only on one aspect of life but it proves how much more REASON can precipitate equality. This is the work of scientific thinking: Logic and Rationality should not be conquered by any forms of unreasonable Authority.
Science and technology has brought us better material goods such as electronic gadgets like the Apple IPhones & Tablet computers. This has led to an ever-increasing emphasis on one's material standard of living., Instead of seeking spiritual solace, the population thinks that consumerism is the way to go. They have became focused on consuming more and more material goods to enhance their well-being while they increasingly neglect the importance of religions.
Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, lymph node syndrome and mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is an autoimmune disease in which the medium-sized blood vessels throughout the body become inflamed. It is largely seen in children under five years of age. It affects many organ systems, mainly those including the blood vessels, skin, mucous membranes and lymph nodes; however, its rare but most serious effect is on the heart where it can cause fatal coronary artery aneurysms in untreated children. Without treatment, mortality may approach 1%, usually within six weeks of onset. With treatment, the mortality rate is less than 0.01% in the U.S. There is often a pre-existing viral infection that may play a role in its pathogenesis. The conjunctivae and oral mucosa, along with the epidermis (skin), become erythematous (red and inflamed). Edema is often seen in the hands and feet and one or both of the cervical lymph nodes are often enlarged. Also, a remittent fever, often...