Why religion is not going away and science will not destroy it - Peter Harrison | Aeon Ideas
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A Social Sciences prediction that all cultures would converge and become something resembling the secular, western liberal democracy has proven to be false.
There is a shift in many countries from secular governments to religious ones and predicted Secularisation has failed.
"There is no consistent relation between the degree of scientific advance and a reduced profile of religious influence, belief and practice.:
Early Leaders of an Independent India incorrectly believed that ancient Hinduism and the Muslim efforts of a theocracy based on Islam, would both surrender to secularisation. In the US, as a varied and new culture, the efforts of science to promote a secular thought process were in vain.
The hypothesis that Science will cause secularisation was proven wrong in many parts of the world, historically.
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