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K. O’Conor THL 5400 Fall 2013 Something to Believe In Using the concepts discussed in Bloom, Bering and McCauley as well as the historical developments, discussed in Toby Huff's "The Rise of Early Modern Science", especially in the Islamic World, in China, and the Western World, we are able to establish a relationship and build a relationship between the two competing methods of science and faith. In Paul Bloom's job "Religion in Natural" he plunges deep into discussion, employing a relative perspective, of the naturalness of religion and the unnaturalness of science. He asserts that, just as the name suggests, that religion is organic. Natural meaning we as human can accept it. We are born with a capacity to believe and religion is what is supposed to fill that emptiness. Bloom continues his contrast suggesting that religion is an epidemic of sorts' -it is readily spread with phrases, thoughts and phrases whereas science is in its core unnatural. Most of the time science contradicts what makes sense to you. Robert McCauley, in his job "Why Religion is Natural and Science isn't", echoes this sentiment, relaying that science is inherently social, since it requires collaboration and associations such as peer-reviews in order to overcome cognitive biases. With this being said, science afterward could be understood as according fundamentally on institutional support than faith does, since the maximum comprehension of scientific theses is "practiced naturalness" (as in literacy), based on expensive academic and educational investments. This leads to independence, which then makes possible research and speculation. Toby E. Huff, in his work The Rise of Early Modern Science, parallels this notion and considers how changes in lawful thou...