Faith and science are most commonly viewed as two different, if not opposite, ideas that correlate with each other when discussing the topic of the creation of life. In this discussion science is understood to be the theory with evidence that can be evaluated and seen, and faith is understood to be an unproven knowledge that is accepted and believed through religion without the need of proof other than the Bible itself.
Interpreting his own thoughts on the basis of science and religion, Charles Townes wrote in his article “The Convergence of Science and Religion” that he sees religion as “ An attempt to understand the purpose of our universe and science as an attempt to understand its nature and characteristics, so that the two are necessarily closely related” To me this makes sense because the overall subject about how we got here is based on the creation of the universe; This subject is broken down into two main categories: faith and science. Townes continues to go into more depth about how religion and science relate to one anther by using examples such as dealing with laws and principles in scientific terms. He mentions that when talking about postulates in science. He mentions that when we are taught that certain objects such as a pencil fall at a particular rate of speed, we develop theories and laws that this will happen every time. “We assume it will from our faith in or our postulate of the constancy of scientific laws.”
Townes continues to mention how scientists have faith that their theories are correct. I believe that without that faith and determination to prove them, many of the theories that are available today in discussion wouldn’t have been developed.
However, on such a controversial subject such as the relationship between science and religion, there will always be differential views. In the article “Intelligent Design Theory, and the Relationship between Science and Religion” by Casey Luskin, she views the relationship to having some...