From my perspective, as a heathen, I've never understood the tension between science and religion as they compliment each other quite nicely. Myth has happened, is happening, and will happen again. It provides a timeless truth. Science, while ever changing, provides truth as well.
I agree. We can't do without myth; even insofar as history can be a science (which isn't very far), we need myth as well.
“So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find some one to worship.”-Dostoevsky, Brothers KaramazovIt might be science for some, but for most, science is insufficient.
I think it's worse for those for whom "science" is it. Science is a great good, but worship isn't what it is for. If you put it in the position of telling sacred truths, you lose the good of the thing: the good of the thing is its capacity to falsify what we think we know, not to uphold doctrines. It would therefore be a very unsure place to look for eternal truths; but if you managed to locate some there, it would only be because you had succeeded in destroying the principle end of the thing called science.
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