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Chapter-26 Science as Religion: When Science Becomes (Too) Irrational

BOOK TITLE: Science and Religion-Synergy not Skepticism

Author
1. Muzur Amir
2. Rinčić Iva
ISBN
9789352702756
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18046_27
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. University of Rijeka, Rijeka, UNESCO Chair on Social Sciences; University of Rijeka, Rijeka; University of Rijeka, Rijeka, The Fritz Jahr Documentation and Research Centre for European; University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Scientific Centre of Excellence for Integrative Bioethics, Rijeka, Croatia
2. University of Rijeka, Rijeka, UNESCO Chair on Social Sciences; University of Rijeka, Rijeka; University of Rijeka, Rijeka, The Fritz Jahr Documentation and, Research Centre for European; University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Scientific Centre of Excellence for Integrative Bioethics, Rijeka, Croatia
Chapter keywords
Science, religion, bioethics, medical ethics, integrative interpretation, Wallace’s interpretation, Catholic bioethics

Abstract

Science is expected to be objective: however, since practiced and produced by humans, it has to reflect human flows—prejudices, stubbornness, malice, and the tendency to be misused. Religions have some common fundaments, but due to their suprastructure and history, they differ among them so widely that they sometimes fight even over the otherwise potentially quite close interpretations. That is why science is called for to make peace and, like a justful and patient teacher, to lecture the pupils on the truth. It is hard to define bioethics: in its integrative interpretation, it has voluntarily and declaratively stepped back from “evidence-based science” (to which so desperatly aims the Georgetown mainstream “new medical ethics”).

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