Religion, Society and the Scientific Method Term Paper by Nicky

Religion, Society and the Scientific Method
An analysis of religion's influence on society using the scientific method.
# 151515 | 1,454 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 19, 2012 in Religion and Theology (General) , Sociology (General)

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This paper examines how the scientific method is hugely important in all forms of scientific inquiry, although with noted limitations. In particular, the paper discusses to what extent does religion act as a force in shaping modern society. The paper further examines how to quantify history of the relationship between religion and society, the religious beliefs of Western society as a whole and dominant political beliefs in a Western democratic culture.

Religion and the Western World
Dominant Religious Beliefs
Dominant Political Ideologies
Relationships Between Dominant Beliefs
Social Sciences and the Scientific Method

From the Paper:

"Though determining the dominant religious beliefs in a society is difficult, it is nothing compared to determining the dominant political beliefs in a Western democratic culture. The media has a tendency to divide individuals and political beliefs into two camps, "conservative" and "liberal." These terms are vague enough to cause a host of confusions and complications, and making matters still worse is the way they are equated with the dominant political parties in the US and other countries. In reality, of course, most individuals hold beliefs that can be seen in the gray areas of the liberal-conservative continuum; this type of binary opposition necessarily oversimplifies many issues, and inherently excludes many individuals and their beliefs from political dialogue and scholarship."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Perry, J. & Perry, E. (2008). Contemporary society: An introduction to social science, 12th ed. Pearson.

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