Thursday, February 27, 2014

Science and religion


This photo was taken in the waiting room of a medical office. Because the medical profession is based on science, this question came to mind: Can science and religion co-exist or are the two fundamentally at odds with each other?

17 comments:

William Kendall said...

I think they're at odds with each other, though I come from the point of view of great respect for science and a complete loss of respect for religion.

At least the Gideons aren't pushy.

Lois said...

I'm not sure what the answer is to that question, but one of my doctors (a surgeon) is a devout Catholic. I also used to work in the Physics Department at FSU and most of the professors I worked with were nuclear physicists. Some were religious and some were not.

magiceye said...

Religion under the shadow on science!

Kay said...

I'd like to think that a stealth Gideon person slipped that in under the radar. I'm a heck of a lot more comfortable if the office is secular...though if the doc quietly recruits his or her God to be on her/his side I'm not opposed to reinforcements.

Small City Scenes said...

They can co-exist----if we want them to. MB

cieldequimper said...

Oh you know the answer to that one...

llandudnopictures said...

They both sit together comfortably in your photo ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Maybe the answer depends on which religion and which science we're talking about. If the religion believes all science is a bunch a hooey, and the science states all religion is man-made hogwash, I predict conflict.

Kate said...

Depends upon your point of view!

Judy said...

I think there was a lot of deep thinking going on in that waiting room.

Sharon Anck said...

I think William sums up my feelings on the subject too! You are really posing a very deep question!

RedPat said...

As long as they have an open mind I don't care what they believe.

Jack said...

I'm not touching this one . . .

Gunn said...

Was this the only religious book in the waiting room?

José Mendonça said...

A Bible in a medical office? This is new to me.

I'm back after almost a month blog break. Hope everything is OK with Lois Anne and you.

Halcyon said...

I think they can co-exist. But you have to be willing to accept things from both sides.

Tash said...

Both. :)
I am a Libra, after all... which is hogwash, of course. Or is it?

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