Marylinne Robinson

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Marilynne Robinsons “Freedom of thought” essay tackles modern science along with sacredness of religion. Robinson shatters the ideas that science and religion struggle for the same piece of turf. She writes about early scientific endeavors and the modern tendency to see religion as a universal part of human nature that is part of our rational thoughts. Robinson writes “Be that as it may, the effect of this idea, which is very broadly assumed to be true, is again to reinforce the notion that science and religion are struggling for possession of a single piece of turf, and science holds the high ground and gets to choose the weapons”. She opposes these statements and believes religion and science are not in conflict with each other but it is merely an assumption made by the modern society that is America. The bold statement stiffens the notion that religion and science are involved in a cold war environment. Today many are intrigued by the idea of science and how the world came to existence and with more discoveries about the world the more people are going to choose a side whether that is fact (science) or fiction (religion). Robinson can try to break the idea of religion vs. science but in the modern world its either you’re an atheist or u pick a religion. Think about the times when science books were being burned by Christians on account of the books going against God and made man seem as if he found how life was truly created. While on the opposing side scientists today continue to research the world and space to uncover more “truths” to be published and give people another understanding of life other than…...

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