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With each new development in science comes conflict mostly from those who dont believe that science follows the teachings of their religion or allies with their beliefs in an almighty power or God Looking back in history at some of the great names in human scientific achievement such as Copernicus Galileo and Darwin we see that with each genius discovery came some outcry from religious groups Nikolaus Copernicus was one of the first pioneers of science Until 1540 science had long been a servant of the Christian religion but Copernicus brought about change and with that change came persecution Copernicus work although not immediately and widely accepted lead directly to the undermining of centuries of assumption and superstition He was the first to state that not only was the earth not the center of the universe but it also orbited the sun Later in history came Galileo who brought Copernicus ideas to practical fruition He was also on the receiving end of much religious persecution even to the point of living out his last years under house arrest forbidden from writing and publishing Then in the 1800s Charles Darwin researched and published revolutionary biology books on the theory of evolution his most widely known book being The Origin of Species Even today long after his death his works receive much religious debate religion today is no more apt at dealing with scientific theory than it was hundreds of years ago this is because it is a completely separate ideal than science Science seeks truth and fact whereas religion is based solely on faith in things that are not based in fact Also science deals only with observable physical aspects of life and nature whereas religion in any form tries to explain that for which there are no answers To avoid conflict and persecution in our country the United State we recognize in the constitution that government which includes public education and religion should be separate
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