A friend sent me this quote last week:
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
– Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) “Science and Scientism”
In follow up, I asked the question:
The quote was from 1973. So here we are in 2010, what happen when both science and religion are strong? Guess my answer :)
My friend is very nice and played along with me:
Awww… this is like a quiz at school!>.<
.... Religience or Sciligion as inter-disciplinary research?
.... The (Wonderful) Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
.... We think we know everything but we know nothing?
did I get it?
I want a prize if I got it right!
The last answer came very close, so I promised my friend half a price when we meet next :) The answer I had in mind was…
In 21st century, when both science and religion are strong…
…men mistake themselves for God.
Note: God meaning the omnipotent, omniscient grand father figure in the sky, not God as in the Tao, or Brahman or what not.
Originally posted 2010-06-27 21:23:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter