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Science and Religion Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Zodiacal Light and Milky Way  Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

Zodiacal Light and Milky Way
Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

In a dark night, a torch’s light pierces through the darkness, and illuminates the way. As it reveals the way forward, it also produces more darkness. More precisely, light made darkness  ‘darker’, while darkness made light ‘brighter’.  This, in essence, captures the relationship between science and religion. The light represents science, while darkness is religion.

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The Universe Outside the Aquarium Tank

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My grandparents’ home has an aquarium tank of goldfishes. They have big bulging eyes and fat bloated bodies which are clothed with a set of brilliantly golden scales differing in shades of orange color. They always swim in the 3-dimensional tank with a look of stupid expressions on their faces. Their stupidity prompted me to recall that a goldfish only has a 3 – second memory, so that they are thinking they are always swimming in a new place within the same field.

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