Discovery and revelation: religion, science, and the meaning of things.
Discovery and revelation: religion, science, and the realization of things. Discovery and revelation: religion, science, and the meaning of things. This is the title and subject of a book and exhibition produced by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in the United States.
The book and exhibition seek to explore “the evolving relationship between religion, science, and technology in America over the centuries as humans strive to understand the world and their place in it.” The gallery displays no less than forty important artifacts, which are rarely exhibited by the American Museum. On the other hand, the volume by Peter Manso and Andrew Ali Agabor explains “the way in which religious and scientific ideas have influenced each other and informed cultural change.”
The book, as the show reads, is “an illustrated story of how scientific study and religious thought have influenced each other throughout United States history.” and “explores the evolving relationship between religion, science, and technology in America through the ages as humans strive to understand the world and their place in it.” “Discovery and revelation are testimony to the remarkable and multifaceted nature of faith and knowledge and how they have shaped our nation,” the authors wrote.
By examining the gradual adaptation of religious traditions to scientific discoveries, and how scholars have been driven to their research either by faith or by opposition to religion. Through symbolic works such as Benjamin Franklin’s lightning rod, which “ignited the debate about the relationship between time and God.” Or Charles Darwin painted Charles Darwin’s Tree of Life, which “represents his theory of evolution, which some considered an atheist while others thought it reflected the intention of the Creator.” Or the live TV transcript of the Apollo 8 mission, which sparked controversy over Bible reading during a night’s broadcast birthday.
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