Placing Science and Religion in their Proper Domains


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The beginning:
For more than a century, the influences of so-called liberal progressive ideology have swayed social scientists and researchers into believing that problems like global poverty, racial inequality, and social injustice can largely be explained as a function of the evils of capitalism and Western imperialism. Underpinning such arguments is the notion that greater appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences, combined with the decline of the Western hegemony, can lead to a world free from social and economic demarcations. These notions, however, fail to fully square with realistic observations concerning the merits and contributions of the Western world in advancing the...
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.....puzzle in some respects, failing to acknowledge misapplications of religion in the form of myths and false ontological assertions only serve to impede scientific progress and deprive humanity of the benefits scientific endeavor has to offer.
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