• Question: What do you think about Religion in Science? Do you think Religion playes a part in how the world was created? And if it does/doesnt,do you think there would be room for Religion in our adavnced technology within Science?

    Asked by chelseyg3 to Nick, Alan on 21 Mar 2014.
    • Photo: Alan Fitzsimmons

      Alan Fitzsimmons answered on 21 Mar 2014:

      I think they’re two different things, so you can be a scientists and religious if you want to be.

      Religious books like the Bible and the Quran contain a lot of good advice about how to kind to other people, so I agree with them.

      But while they are good records of what happened to people centuries ago, they are not science text books and don’t tell us how the world and Universe began.

      I always think its strange that some people think the world started only 6,000 years ago, when we find fossil dinosaurs from millions of years ago, and we use radioactivity to show the Earth is 4,500 million years old.

      For example, many smoke alarms use radioactivity to detect smoke. If we didn’t understand radioactivity, a lot more people would die in house fires!

    • Photo: Nick Wright

      Nick Wright answered on 21 Mar 2014:

      Religion and science are different things, for example science is based on evidence so you can do experiments to test ideas and if there is no evidence for something you generally don’t believe it, while science is based on faith, which means you don’t need evidence in order to believe in something.