Voltaire and other proponents of the Enlightenment believed we can create a much better world throug

Voltaire and other proponents of the Enlightenment believed we can create a much better world throug

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Unformatted text preview: History of science and technology 11-1-2010 Voltaire and other proponents of the Enlightenment believed we can create a much better world through science and reason, which are our best sources of truth. Do you agree with this idea? Why or why not? To agree with this idea truth needs to be put up on the chopping block, what I consider to be true are facts that have backing in some tangible form. Science is so real I could slice it with a knife; it has units, equations, laws and can be reproduced. Religion is about as real as smoke is easy to catch with your handsits not. Religion provides no reason or truth like science does; it is merely the opiate of the masses covering up the problems, with no yearning to enlighten the world like science can. With all this said it helps to prove the point that yes science and reason are our best outlets for truth. Many may look to religion to find truth, but how much can you gain from an idea that believes in an invisible being and rules that were magically handed down from...
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