Period 3 - Tasveer Khawaja - Science and Religion: Compatible or Contradictory?
Science and Religion:Compatible or Contradictory?<br />A Presentation By:<br />Tasveer Khawaja<br />Magnet<br />
Science has been something I loved studying from the start.<br />I come from a very religious, Muslim family.<br />Exposure to both has driven me to broaden my understanding of their relationship.<br />Science, Religion, and Me<br />
Thesis Statement<br />Science and religion are two compatible sources of knowledge. <br />Biology and Psychology, <br />The Big Bang theory<br />The Anthropic Principle.<br />
Biology and Psychology<br />Numerous connections can be established between biology/psychology and religion.<br />Spiritual medicine<br />Physical responses to mental stimuli<br />
The Big Bang Theory<br />Widely accepted theory to explain the origin of the universe.<br />Edwin Hubble proved that the universe is expanding.<br />If the universe is expanding, there must have been a point of origin.<br />
The Big Bang Theory Cont.<br />Universe began with a dense, minute “ball” of matter and energy.<br />Where did this “ball” originate from?<br />Many believe that the only explanation lies in the existence of a higher being.<br />
The Anthropic Principle<br />The Anthropic Principle consists of three occurrences that science struggles to explain.<br />The creation of the universe even with the presence of antimatter.<br />The universe’s rate of expansion after the Big Bang.<br />The existence of heavy elements in the universe.<br />
Matter and Antimatter<br />After the Big Bang, matter and antimatter were present in equivalent quantities.<br />Their collision causes the destruction of both.<br />Why does anything exist?<br />
Rate of Expansion<br /><ul><li>The Universe is expanding.
The velocity at which galaxies move away from us is directly proportional to their distance.</li></li></ul><li>Rate of Expansion Cont.<br />If this rate had been different by “had been smaller by even one part in 100 thousand million million, the universe would have recollapsed before it reached its present size” <br />- Steven Hawking<br />
Heavy Elements<br />Elements are constituted by orbiting electrons and a nucleus.<br />Electrons are negatively charged.<br />The nucleus is positively charged.<br />
Heavy Elements Cont.<br />The perfection of these charges allow for heavy elements to be created.<br />Helium or Hydrogen would only exist otherwise.<br />Can we attribute this perfection to a higher being?<br />