Are science and theology independent from each other?

There is a view on the relationship between science and theology which states that nonscientific–whatever that means–theories have no implications on science and vice versa. The problem with this view is that it contradicts itself.

Let’s call this view T. If T is defined as the view where nonscientific theories–theology belongs here, according to this view–have no implications on science and vice versa, then, if T is true, T has implications on the relationship between science and theology, since it defines what kind of relationship they should have.

1) Suppose T is scientific. Then, it turns out that science is not independent from theology, since T, if true, has implications on science and theology. However, according to T, science has no implications on theology. Therefore, if T is a scientific theory, it cannot be true.

2) Suppose T is nonscientific. Then, it turns out that a nonscientific theory has implications on science and how it relates to theology, since T, if true, has implications on science. However, according to T, nonscientific theories have no implications on science. Therefore, if T is nonscientific, it cannot be true.

Both cases, T cannot be true.


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