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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


Criticisms of science being an open system

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


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


Relationship of science and religion today

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