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Can science be compared to religion?

Can science be compared to religion?

Religion and science are indeed incompatible. Religion and science both offer explanations for why life and the universe exist. Science relies on testable empirical evidence and observation. Religion relies on subjective belief in a creator.

How many percentage of scientists believe in God?

Nearly 10 percent of scientists in the US and UK—two countries at the core of the global science infrastructure—have “no doubt” that God exists, relative to one-quarter of scientists in India and two-thirds of scientists in Turkey.

What is the most reliable religion?

Adherents in 2020

Religion Adherents Percentage
Christianity 2.382 billion 31.11\%
Islam 1.907 billion 24.9\%
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.193 billion 15.58\%
Hinduism 1.161 billion 15.16\%

What is the immortality project’s research?

Much of the Immortality Project’s research addresses the chances of technological or medical breakthroughs that might greatly extend human lifespan and investigating non-human species that have atypical lifespans or aging. This research is directly relevant to the physiological or ‘staying alive’ conception of immortality.

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Why do people believe in immortality?

One common explanation for the prevalence of belief in some form of immortality is that it offers an alternative to the “existential terror” engendered by contemplating potential non-existence after death for ourselves or other people.

What are the chances of immortality research being misunderstood?

With a topic as emotionally and ethically vexatious as immortality, the chances of immortality research being misunderstood or misappropriated seem high, making it a perennial challenge for scholars and scholarly communities to better communicate their conclusions for a fascinated public. STILL CURIOUS?

What’s new at the Templeton Foundation’s immortality project?

As a follow-up to the project, the Templeton Foundation recently commissioned a research review summarizing the current state of thinking on the scientific, philosophical, and theological intricacies of immortality, showing where the Immortality Project has moved the discussion forward — and highlighting areas ripe for future work.