Will religion replace science?
Belief and science
The end of religion seemed as good as sealed. But in the young 21st century, belief is evidently experiencing a renaissance. Surveys show: The search for God and the "meaning of life" is playing a role again for more and more people.
At the same time, new research areas are emerging, such as neurotheology. This relatively young discipline tries to explain religious phenomena with methods of brain research. But the question of God remains unanswered. And there is no end in sight to the old dispute over body-soul dualism.
Many researchers go in search of the biological roots of belief. For the religious scholar Michael Blume from the University of Heidelberg there is much to be said for understanding spirituality and piety as "beneficial" results of evolution. The philosopher Franz Wuketits from the University of Vienna and the theologian Richard Schröder from the Humboldt University in Berlin show that this thesis can be argued about in a conversation about the consequences of the theory of evolution for our worldview.
It is obvious: Statements about the existence or non-existence of God as well as transcendent phenomena in general cannot be derived from neurological and biological research results. Nevertheless, they do help to better understand why, even in the age of rational science, we still care so much about religious rituals and spiritual experiences.
- Why are LGBTQ people overrepresented everywhere
- What is the current income tax rate
- How do I promote my travel app
- What is smart business clothing made of
- What is the richest tribe in Nigeria
- Do you like to talk to children?
- How is India's economy changing?
- What are the principles of teaching
- Why are the most successful people successful
- How do I fill the KRA
- What does the future of Warren Buffett's look like?
- How do companies work with subsidiaries
- Why didn't I cry when I was born?
- Is production or consumption driving the economy?
- Reads one book too much every day
- What African animals are kosher
- A return on investment of 19 is good
- How can you deal with personal challenges
- What is an unexpected threat in the Comoros
- Why are some people so self-centered
- What are the latest accounting software
- Which package for hospital during pregnancy
- What is the biggest big ship canal
- Where can I get avocado in Udaipur
- How did Special Ed ruin your life
- What is acetone used for?
- Why is food important to Russians
- What are some good fresh smelling perfumes
- Can you recover from radiation burns
- What kind of gas is propane
- Which city has more illegal immigrants?
- Gay men wear women's panties
- Why is tomato sauce sometimes too sweet?
- Why don't soldiers wear sneakers?