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Albert Einstein once said that science without religion is lamereligion without science is blind in text cite Despite Einsteinswords the conflict between the two ideas has been debated for manyyears and continues on today The question is do these two viewpointsclash or can they be complementary While most Americans might sidewith Einstein the experience of the Lacks family and the writings ofMoses Maimonides persuade me that these two issues should remainseparate In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Henrietta and her family bothrelied on religion during the terrible time she battled cervical cancerFaith and religion played a dominant part in health and healing withinthe African-American community The Lacks family depended on religionto understand that Henriettas cells embodied her spirit RebeccaSkloot the author of the book and a science journalist was firstcynical about that connection but after spending time with a couple ofHenriettas family members she understood their viewpoint That was howthe family came to terms with what happened with the cells theybelieved Henrietta was chosen to be an angel to cure diseases Seeingthe Lacks familys view on Henriettas cells and how Skoot and scienceinterpreted them shows the difference in religion and science Withinthe book there is a central battle between science and religionOne of the major topics that science and religion clash is when dealingabout evolution From the time when man was created humans haveattempted to make clear the several mysteries of the world and tovalidate our continuation in it Growing up in a Christian belieffamily the thoughts on evolution is clearly contrary to the BibleReading scriptures in Genesis and believing in that God created theEarth and the whole universe in six days was a prime set of thought inmy mind As I entered high school and sat in my biology class it wasthe first time I saw the conflict between religion and science firsthand Curiosity aroused in me when I saw my teacher explaining to theclass the method on how science reveals
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