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Flashcards in Religion As A System Deck (4):
1

Whys science an open system

It's open to scrutiny
Popper- falsification
Scientists must ignore personal feelings and remain objective
Must be committed to discovering true knowledge

2

Criticisms of science being an open system

It's not that open
Rejects Criticism to its claim
Socially constructed so cannot claim facts

3

Why is religion a closed belief system

Concerned with non material, spiritual world, presumed to exist by the religion
Claims to have special knowledge of the absolute truth
Deeply subjective
Cannot be proved wrong

4

Relationship of science and religion today

Growing conflict and friction
USA fundamentalists against teaching Biology
The two are crashing