Reconciling concepts between natural science and theology



Since the dawn of mankind, man’s perception of fate has been accompanied and determined by religion. The deepest thoughts about the existence of man, about the meaning of his life and the origin of the world originated in religious faith. It is only recently, i.e. within the last 400 years, that within the family of basic ideas and conceptions a brother of religion was born, namely, natural science who has been prospering since that time. And what can happen in a human family also occurred in the case of sister religion and brother science. The older sister did not like her brother too much because he partially distracted attention from her. The situation worsened when he grew into adolescence. Both the older sister and the younger brother believed that they had good reasons for maintaining their own right of existence and for refusing the claims of their rival. As one knows from family disputes, it is not easy in such cases to disentangle the justified arguments from the unjustified ones.


Quantum Theory Natural Science Human Mind Classical Physic Religious Faith 
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  1. 1.Universität StuttgartStuttgartThe Federal Republic of Germany

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