Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – Religion Without Science is Blind
Among Albert Einstein’s many insightful observations is that, “Science without religion is lame, but religion without science is blind.” Religion, by definition, forces believers to accept opinions without question; beliefs found in sacred scriptures, such as the virgin birth or the parting of the Red Sea, are accepted without question. Science, on the other hand, is the “show-me” system of knowledge. Opinions must withstand the scientific method to be considered true. On this show, host Philip Mereton talks with Rahasya Poe, the publisher of Lotus Guide, and author of To Believe or Not Believe: The Social and Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems, about how holding unsubstantiated religious beliefs is not only blind, but also damages the mind’s ability to achieve true spiritual transformation.