IS RELIGION OR SCIENCEMOST USEFUL IN HELPINGUS JUDGE WHAT IS RIGHTAND WRONG? By Seb Holland
WHAT I HOPE TO EXPLORE A real life issue that I will be looking at is suffering I hope to explore whether science or religion offers the best idea for answering these problems in the world Animal suffering is a key example of this and happens every day Is suffering right for our own gains as a society?
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY SUFFERING FOR PERSONAL GAIN? Putting others at risk. Looking out for ourselves and sometimes others. Improving the future. Killing? Destruction? Can this really be good?
ANIMAL CRUELTY Is testing products on animals before humans right? Why should animals suffer for us? Are we not animals in our own rights? Is Farming right?
ANIMAL CRUELTY It is an ethical issue that has stayed with us over the years Does science or religion help us define what is right and wrong with animal cruelty? In 1988 there were 3,480,300 animals in use in the Uk for testing and what have you. So Animal cruelty is a controversial ethical dilemma, which best helps us to decide if it is acceptable-science or religion.
DO YOU AGREE? Albert Einstein- “ Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” Charles Darwin- “In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.” Martin Luther King Jr- ”A man who wont die for something is not fit to live.” John Paul II- “ Science can purify Religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.” Chaos Theory
RELIGION Vs Evolution Is there a God? For Evolution to happen, something has to die off? Everything dies.
HOW DOES SCIENCE JUDGE ANIMALCRUELTY? Scientists have used animals throughout history to come to conclusions from Heisenbergs uncertainty theory to Galen’s ideas on the human body. We often hear about the ill treatment of animals by scientists, but there is always two sides to the story. A lot of Animals benefit from treatment and for a small sacrifice many will benefit. Scientists give evidence and reasoning to animal cruelty, and continue to use it, for now until there is an alternative.
HOW DOES RELIGION JUDGE ANIMALCRUELTY? Religion tackles animal cruelty in a different manner and has most of its reasoning under faith which comes under “emotion” for a way of knowing. Also perceptions of what is right and what is wrong. Some religions/cults sacrifice animals, but most show a tolerance to them and do not hurt them.
IS THE FUTURE SET IN STONE?• Can we predict the future?•Is everything eventual?•Can we shape the future?
HOW DOES THE FUTURE AFFECT ANIMALCRUELTY? Animals all over the world are affected by natural hazards, as are we. Some are dying out, whilst others are being discovered. Should we be helping animals by interfering or letting them take natures course and let them die? Will it make a difference to the world with less animals?
CONCLUSION Religion & Science are tied together whether they like it or not, but both know that suffering must occur sometimes for the best interest of everybody. Animal Cruelty is something that no-one likes but if we don’t uphold experiments then we will die, or the animals will. The Future is inevitable and sometimes untouchable but just because something is supposed to happen doesnt mean we have to let it happen.