• Question: if you were on the brink of a terrible, slow and painful death, would you admit that science did not create the world, or would you put your faith in science before your life???

    Asked by sophielovescaroluslinnaeus to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 16 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by monkey24, leprechaunnads.
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      Laurence Harwood answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I wouldn’t need to be in that position before admitting that science did not create the world. Science is a discipline of study developed by man. However, I have done a parachute jump and there I put my faith in science!!

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      Jack Snape answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Laurence is right… science did not create the world, it’s just a useful tool to help us understand things.

      There are lots of ways we put our faith in science … like getting on a plane to go on holiday or crossing a huge suspension bridge – we can only do those things because we worked out that they were safe using science.

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      Akram Alomainy answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I cannot add to the great answers below and I totally agree .. Science helps us understand all complex notations we don’t directly get and also create ways in which to improve life so I would be positive and think it saves lives and create better environments if used correctly 🙂

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      Gill Menzies answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      Indeed science is just the discipline of understanding …. but I don’t think that’s what your question was about…..we put our faith in the things we believe to be true and trustworthy – the phenomenon of aircraft flight, gravity, bouyancy. My faith in what I believe to be true and trustworthy wouldn’t change in light of a slow and painful death, but I’m hoping (of course) I don’t have to do this 🙂