does god exist

does god exist - To the casual observer, it would seem that...

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To the casual observer, it would seem that science and religion are at odds when it comes to representations of truth. In theory, a complete predisposition to one of the two sides can only yield contempt for the other. For example, if you examine the world on entirely scientific terms, you might make the argument that failure to provide supporting evidence for something’s existence would render it likely false. Since we cannot conclusively prove the existence of God, chances are good that he does not exist. From a purely religious perspective, one would argue that the very attempt of proving God’s existence violates tenants of faith. Therefore, His existence can neither be proven nor disproved; we simply must believe. It is more than this simple disagreement that throws purists of either side into heated debate. Instead, it is an unwillingness to accept the overlap between the two, science and religion, that is a major stopping point. If modern astronomers can say, conclusively, that all of the universe does have a specific origin and, thus, a specific moment of creation, why is it impossible to arrive at the conclusion that it may have been a divine creator that was the source? Likewise, why must devoutly religious scholars dismiss the notion of macroevolution as a myth when many tenants of science continue to support it? Could there not be an intermediary between these two extreme where truth lies? Indeed, this is at the source of question. It would be a grave impossibility and a terribly egocentric claim that at the conclusion of this five-page paper, that whether or not God exists can be conclusively proven or disproved. Instead it will be the ultimate goal to examine a few areas of overlap between science and religion. By looking at these areas of similarity, it should be possible to more adequately advocate that each side work toward a more amiable conclusion. The impasse science reaches when trying to prove God is that the majority of
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what we know of a higher power comes from the Christian-centric views available in the Bible. Thus, much of the debate stems from science either supporting or rejecting claims set forth in the Bible. Such an analysis would violate the spirit of this search. Many modern religions have a god, so why focus the overlap of science and religion on what is considered the Christian God? Instead, we should look, first, at what God is and then proceed to analyze if such an entity is a probable or improbable occurrence. The most
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