Religion and Science - Are they at Crossroads

Science and Religion are often discussed as if they were non-compatible or contradictory. This paper looks at the problem as complementary: while science could answer the ‘how’ of the universe, religion might answer the ‘why’ of life  – The former is based on rational thinking or on observations, the latter is based on acceptance in faith or revelation. Starting with a few day-to-day phenomena that may not be completely explained by scientific methods, this paper brings in other possibilities to understand such events by taking up examples such as Creation-Evolution, Concept of Time, and Life after Life to discuss the different perspectives of the same reality. Emergence of consciousness paves the way to interconnectedness of everything in reality.

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