Something to think about? Maybe? Ok, its 3am and I'm tired. So if this post comes out a bit weird, well, I'll fix it later. I recently took an astronomy course that was taught by what I would say is a very wise man. He put things into a certain perspective for me that no one else has been able to do. He said that there were 3 basic fields to which we can turn to answer life's questions. These 3 fields are philosophy, religion, and science. As each is pretty self-expanatory, I will not go into which field covers what. Certain questions are better suited for a certain field. However, where I see the problem is when people confuse which field is appropriate to use in the analysis of a certain question. I would say that the most common overlap is religion and science. One cannot call any aspect of Christian creationism science due to the fact that the hypothesis (the book of Genesis) was created first, then any evidence that remotely supported it was found. This is the opposite of science. On the flipside, religion cannot be proven by science. One cannnot use any true scientific research to prove or disprove the existence of god. Science deals with natural phenomena, and only that. God is, by its very definition, supernatural and thus outside the realm of science. Philosophy seems to play nice with others more than science and religion though. There is a philosophy behind both religion and science, obviously. In fact, science came from under the umbrella of philosophy. We owe the scientific method to philosophy. However, I think people get confused when they hear that nothing in science is 100% true. This automatically leads them to assume that certain theories are false. Science is based on the premise that all theories and laws have the opportunity to be proven wrong, but that doesn't mean that they are wrong. No one argues with the theory of gravity, yet the (just as valid) theory of evolution is somehow false because it conflicts with religion. I know I am missing a few points that I had meant to post in this, but I'll probably add them when I wake up. Anyway, this is just the sleepy ramblings of a guy that should have gone to bed a while ago. I am just a bit tired of people applying one field to another when they are, for lack of a better term, mutually exclusive. G'night.