In the world, it is the common belief of too many people that science and religion cannot co-exist.
If you are a person of great faith, it is thought that you cannot accept certain scientific theories. On the other hand, if you are a committed scientist, it is taken for granted that you reject all basic tenets of religion. However, this is not true. Science is the language of God, after all it is God who created everything on Earth, and science is the study of all these things, hence Science is the study of the Creation of God, and therefore is the language of God, as interpreted by man.God made water the way it is. Man, discovered water, used water, and finally studied water. We found water to have the formula H2O, polar covalent bonding, high specific heat capacity etc. all scientific terms given to the properties of water by human beings.
But, these properties were only named and interpreted by human beings; we did not create the names for a specific property and then decide that water must fulfill these conditions. It is the conditions that were already present which were only named and given some sort of explanation by human beings, which cannot be explained by religion, but still exist, thus proving true the saying that “where religion ends, science begins.”Almost everyone belongs to a religion, but there are some who choose not to believe in a religion, to believe in the presence of God, but without any strings attached, any rituals or customs to follow, for example myself. But, one can not find a person who completely disregards scientific theories, or doesn’t “believe” in them. There are people who may argue about the authenticity and credibility of the theory, and contradict it with one of their own, but there is no one who can say that science doesn’t give the explanations to everything in a way that appeals to everyone. These people may or may not belong to a certain religion, but the fact that everyone trusts scientific theories, and at some times even more than religious beliefs, shows that there is something in science that is acceptable by everyone, that is more believable than religion. Maybe this doesn’t illustrate how science is the language of God, but if something is universally acknowledged as true, whereas there are always debates going on about the validity and sanctity of religious aspects, it does show that Science being more accepted is obviously as universal as God.
All over the world, there are wars based on religion, as a fight to protect your God, but God is not yours or mine, God is universal, just as science is universal. There are no wars based on scientific differences, maybe science is used in the war, for armament, but never have conflicting scientific hypotheses been the cause for two countries going to war. God does not propagate war in His Name, but yet if two religions are willing to go to war in the Name of God, they are not upholding his wish. Instead, it is science, being the medium of God, by not fighting over trivial matters.People feel that the deeply religious and spiritual people are the only ones who understand the language of God; priests, pundits and maulvis are given much respect as they are thought to be the only ones who can convey to us, what it that makes God happy is. But, what if God did not want his words to be understood only by those select few? God would obviously want the whole world to know his words, his thoughts, his desires. Sure, everyone can read the Bhagvad Gita or the Bible or the Koran, but how many will understand what they are reading? Maybe 10% of the people, or maybe even less.
But science, clear, concise, precise, understood by one and by all, interpreting the Creations of God, the theories behind the working of everything in Nature, and an explanation of how we, can attempt to recreate some of these things, is truly the language of God.So, what exactly is it that sets science, and religion at the opposite ends of the pole? Where religion accepts blindly that everything is created by God, and that is just how it is, science questions, what, when where, why, and is only then satisfied. Do you think God would give the human beings the brain capacity that He has, if He wanted us to be satisfied with the explanation that He’s just created it, or would He want us to put this brain of ours to use, and question His creations? If he wanted the former, he may as well have made us no different from the dogs that roam the street, or the animals that live in the jungles.There are the limitations that science has, the questions that are being researched and of course the on going research to better previous knowledge we may have of a particular thing. The fact that, these researches prove to be successful, and that so many of the new inventions and gadgets we use today to make our lives easier work all according to scientific principles shows that the world, runs on science, just as it is run by God. God runs the world, agreed to by all and sundry. The world runs on science, also agreed to by everyone.Therefore, it can be said that God runs the world on science, but that can also be proved false, in the light of the recent natural calamities, in the forms of tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
as God’s way of letting us know that we should not depend totally on science, he still exists. God may have given us science, which explains to us all that we know, but he has not given to us all the knowledge that He possesses, and that knowledge is never meant to be gained by man, and so he should not even attempt to gain it. But man is egoistic, and will continue to prove himself to be as great as God, using science to replicate all of God’s creations, including himself, and the failure of this, or the end of the world, will prove that God is above all, man, religion and science.