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Old 06-11-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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Since we seem to be on a religion and science kick, it it only fair to ask if there was science in cultures that predate the Christian Bible or the Pentateuch.

I think that the Chinese and Sumerians likely were involved in some scientific endeavors, even if they didn't call them such.

Was religion itself a type of scientific endeavor, in that it attempted to explain phenomena, and was subject to peer reviewed revision as more knowledge was made available?

 
Old 06-11-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Yes, India for example....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...n_subcontinent

http://www.crystalinks.com/indiascience.html

Religion IMO is nothing more than:

~ Control of the masses

~ An excuse for people who don't have faith in themselves

~ An excuse for people to despise other people
 
Old 06-11-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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First, what do you call "science"; guys in lab coats and test tubes?

Of course there was, the first time man made a tool or a weapon, or even learned to harden the point of a stick with fire, it was the leading edge of science, for the time.

Religion has been the greatest hindrance to science and continues to be so today.


The Erosion of Progress by Religions - YouTube
 
Old 06-12-2012, 01:55 AM
Yac
 
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Since we're formally separating science from religion, I'm closing this thread before it goes out of control, as I'm sure it will given the controversial nature of the topic.
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