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Science or Spirituality? 

58%
753 deviants said Both of them together
27%
350 deviants said Science
14%
185 deviants said Spirituality

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blackasday999 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I spiritually believe in science...
I am a person with fluid beliefs, and if something spiritual makes sense in some numericle way with science/nature, then it's all good.
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Vathanx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Faith. Hope. Love.
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iamDaArtist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My view is that Spirituality is Fantasy but Science is Reality....some people accept spirituality bcoz it just makes them feel good...but feeling good is nothing more than some chemical reaction in or brain or some electrical impulses triggered by nerves in our brain. And science & spirituality is not one & can never be one. Sure some people use pseudo science to give logical reasoning to spirituality...but those are just meaningless words created by people to make themselves & others feel good by giving false hope & telling there is a possibility of never ending life. Some people may claim spirituality can give some answers that science cant...but if u give science more time it will tell the real answer bcoz science takes time to prove bcoz it needs hard work. But you have the full authority to choose which one you want, a dream world that only exist in your logical platform of your brain or open your eyes & accept the reality where hard work is the only way to solve problems.
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Walkingwaffle Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
god is all
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Iolar-Itealaich Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe that there is a science to religion. It doesn't rain because God said. It rains because God made it just so that the earth can water itself. God is the ultimate scientist.
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chaoie Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
please both. their arguments with church and state really annoy me :iconwthplz:
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j-krumweed Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i think spirituality is fine. As long as it does not try to force others to see things their way. Sprituality should be based on ones own speculations into metaphysical. For some it helps them make sense of things, and I'm fine with that unless it leads them to act like dicks and try to prove thing that you can only speculate about; things that can only be believe in, not proven (ie; God, heaven, etc.)

Science is great in that it allows for the physical experience to be investigated. It enlightens us about aspects of the world around us. But there is an arrogance among some who feel that human logic can uncover anything and that our fallible faculties can understand everything, which it cannot. Our brains and senses are too limited.

Both can lead to wisdom, both can lead to arrogance. If both rely on reason, then they can both be of benefit to us. I don't care if you want to side with one of the other, as long as there is reason and thought accompanying it.

I'm an agnostic, and I believe that it is insane to replace logic with speculation; at the same time, i hold that the speculative side of our nature is a fascinating one. While it has lead to some nasty brutish acts (ie; the anti abortion movement, 9/11, the Crusades, Pope Benedict covering up molester priests for 24 years), it has also blessed us with beauty and some decent folk have come out of organized religion (it's just not for me, i think there is more to the universe then is written in books, or that we can imagine or experience in our lives, so my mind is open). Ask about Mother Theresa's work in Calcutta. I've grown up with people for whom their faith has been a positive force in their lives and has led to them being better people. And for some people, like Tom Cruise, it's been an insanely bad one.

Anyways, i think that science and spirituality are both equally good, so long as they don't lead to snobbery and priggish behavior. if you lean more to one then the other, fine. you have free conscience. That's your right.

I do lean more towards science, but i do like the spiritual side of things. Khalil Gibran's spirtuality lead to some great poetry and some wonderful ideas in his philosophy. The Prophet is a brilliant display of intelligence and spirituality in tandem.
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that is why its science with spirituality. ofcourse there is nothing such as god and heaven. but then in a larger context, the god is within us, it became us. spirituality has been evolving i think. i think when we keep ourselves open to science and understand it more, physics and biology, and then spirituality is when you experience certain things within you,w hich makes you curious because science may not have the answer.. its incredible this quest to find answers and ask questions
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
can you have science/spirituality together?
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely. it cannot be just science alone. as it leaves out the part where we get in touch with our soul. our mind and soul cant be just the brain. its more..and its when we realise that we would love a spiritual approach , and combining it with science makes it further more interesting, more practical, and the correct path
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breakthatfall Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I misread the poll as "Science or Stupidity."

I don't think I need to say more.
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Never-Cry-Again Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
i am wiccan, so its a bit of both. i believe what science tells me, but i also tie that knowledge into my faith.
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alchemism Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Science and Spirituality is fine - just leave religion out of it.
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
exaaactly!
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i completely agree with you :)
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MehgoMeh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Science. I don't believe in a spirit. I believe in a conscience, but I don't believe in anything deeper. "I think therefor I am." That's all I need.
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thematthewholland Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
maybe we like to believe spirituality but science is reality - i choose both :)
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vismaya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   General Artist
i think both are two sides of the same coin!
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Itoshiki-Ino Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
they two are together, because they're from the Human Nature, how I can say...ummm science is just the big necesity of know more about ourselves and what about the world that we can touch, see, smell, feel; and, spirituality, "give the answers that science can't give", it's like imagination but people give to it rulez and conditions, for example, in Mexico everyday everybody fight vs. the death and with science we can find solutions to fight with it, but, mexican people don't fear to the death, it's a part of our lifes =) science (because just got the answers to some questions) and spirituality (because we are very spiritual, but we don't worry for the view and religion of other), for this, I think science and spirituality are together...
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MattSpire Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Neither are definite, nor particularly necessary (but useful). Science is an attempt to understand the self, spirituality an attempt to validate it. Why do we have a compulsion to understand and validate ourselves, when instead we could accept and better ourselves? It is only the mistake of assuming that acceptance and improvement require understanding and validation that have led to the entire history of human understanding, for there is no definitive knowledge for us to understand, nor clearly present authority to confirm our validation.
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xxShadowexx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
i slightly lean towards spirituality, but i say both.
because science is still just a baby and has a lot to learn. spirituality is as old as human kind, and if it's lasted that long, then it's got to be doing something right.
science still just wants to prove/disprove everything. but you'll only ever find what you go looking for.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
both...:)
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egomet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I would add something beetween them - sweets ;)
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Abby-Someone Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They are not even alternatives. Of course is both.

The question should maybe be "Science or ignorance?" or "Spirituality or tangibility?"
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asterisk-2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
both....i would right a whole essay right now but lets just say, things can be explained while others cant be
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toonrama Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
:rofl: same here...
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MrNaong Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Writer
Science proves spirituality (christianity). At least, that's what I believe.
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
spirituality and modern religion are toootally different things.
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MrNaong Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Writer
How so?
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
with religion, you are most often told what to believe (generally a book of some type, most major religions have one). Spirituality is something that comes from within yourself and from knowledge and possibly small guidance from others..Not to say that someone who is religions can't be spiritual though, there are always exceptions =)
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MrNaong Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Writer
You make an excellent point. Religion is often based off of a book of some type, some type of rules you must follow. And most religions have a way you can be "forgiven" and "wiped clean" of all sins. So most people who follow religion, usually do it because they are supposed to. With the spiritual person, it is different because, they actually want to do those things. A spiritual person believes that those rules were set in place so as to make one happy and fulfilled in his/her life.
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i-just-dont-know Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
hear hear!
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Atramina Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
There's a quote I adore from Bertrand Russell that sais: "Sin ciencia, el amor es impotente; sin amor, la ciencia es destructiva."

Which means, Without science, love is powerless; Without love, science is destructive.
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a fantastic quote =)
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Atramina Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:) Thank you, I love it
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esintu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think they're too distinct either. Now religion is one thing, a set of dogmas, and a concept that prevents free thinking and asking questions. Spirituality is completely different from that, and I feel like it's a part of the human nature that science is yet to reach. I could be totally off there, but at least that doesn't prevent me from investigating that as a scientist :)
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
totally! spirituality is one of those things that science has yet to explain, but when it does, I think humanity could finally be united, and peace may actually be possible =)
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i think science is the nature of studying elements around us, the tiniest, and spirituality comes with experiences and has to be from inside, and when you find answers and the quest to know the truth, the both combine which is fascinating. and having an open mind, with no restrictions such as religion , ego etc.. is the way to exist. it think its a part of our evolution
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Calliope00 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
i don't think they are opposite nor there's the need to chose between them. in everyday life the choice is mostly between materialism and spirituality - where i'd choose spirituality all the time.
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kdso Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
For me, spiritual experience is just an array reactions that occurs in our mind and gives us a feeling that we call "SPIRITUALITY".

Thats why I call myself a Spiritual Atheist.
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ironicna Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I hope that one day the science will be on the same side with spirituality. Today the quantum physics has evidence of one object at few places at the same time. Before, that was just
some shaman stuff / spirituality :)
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despair Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
spirituality. being in close contact with your human nature, wants and desires with all it's joy and sorrows is what our being created intended. straying away from that to degrade into logic and reason can only lead to an unfulfilled lackluster state of existence. never truly living.
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snowgeist Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Lmfao.
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despair Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
:o
what are u doin' trolling way old polls :lol:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Both!
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