Hello, Most Illuminating
Integrating spirituality and science is an impossible undertaking for so many reasons, and because the new MIXURE
can become toxic for the mind or for the soul or for both, and, of course, because of: The New War Between Science and Religion
: "The new war pits those who argue that science and "moderate" forms of religion are compatible worldviews against those who think they are not. The former group, known as accommodationists, seeks to carve out areas of knowledge that are off-limits to science, arguing that certain fundamental features of the world --- such as the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the origin of the universe --- allow for God to act in ways that cannot be detected using the methods of science. Some accommodationists, including Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, suggest that there are deeply mysterious, spiritual domains of human experience, such as morality, mind, and consciousness, for which only religion can provide deep insights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Those of us who disagree --- sometimes called "new atheists"point out that historically, the scope of science has always expanded, steadily replacing supernatural explanations with scientific ones. Science will continue this inexorable march, making it highly likely that the accommodationists' strategy will fail. After all, there is no evidence that consciousness and mind arise from anything other than the workings of the physical brain, and so those phenomena are well within the scope of scientific investigation. What's more, because the powerful appeal of religion comes precisely from its claims that the deity intervenes in the physical world, in response to prayers and such, religious claims, too, fall well within the domain of science. The only deity that science can say nothing about is a deity who does nothing at all."
So my ADVICE
to you if you really love to keep both is to take these two things separately: Take spirituality, for instance, on Sunday, and take science on Monday; but NOT both on the same day!