Q&A: Regulars of R&S: How do you feel about this quote (Carl Sagen)”Science is not only compatible with?

Q&A: Regulars of R&S: How do you feel about this quote (Carl Sagen)”Science is not only compatible with?

Question by I’m a nice person: Regulars of R&S: How do you feel about this quote (Carl Sagen)”Science is not only compatible with?
spirituality; but it is a profound source of spirituality.”??
Random Panther: I know; that is where I got the quote. lol Is this consistent with your answer to a couple of my questions?
EDIT: Sagan; not Sagen; sorry.

Best answer:

Answer by Old Man from Scene 24
It all depends on how you define the two terms. The way I do is apparently the same way Sagan did, or at least close enough for me to agree with that statement.

Give your answer to this question below!

  1. AllenNov 24, 2011

    Sagan was an inspiration.

    I fully support that message.

    –atheist

  2. REALLY BAD BADGER!! LOOKOUT!!Nov 24, 2011

    Sagan was referring to science as a means to better understand our universe, our surroundings, and thus ourselves.

    He never implied there was anything supernatural.

  3. MuldahNov 24, 2011

    I agree. If there is one thing that ny study of science has shown me, it is the immense value of faith. Every single leap in science started as a simple hypothesis – an act of faith.

    Actually, it was my studies in science that brought me closer to God. The perfection, complexity and intricacies of all creation.

  4. Ũniνέгsäl Рдntsthέisт™Nov 24, 2011

    As a scientific pantheist/atheist, I agree.

  5. ReedNov 24, 2011

    I love humorous quotes!!!

  6. Transitional Species IINov 24, 2011

    Read the rest, don’t just quote mine.

    Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages; when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.

    Quite similar in concept to this quote from Darwin

    There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

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