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Saane Dreyer

Mosman High School

The Religion of Archaeology


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Why is it that we believe that the previous life forms that archaeologists have modelled are accurate? We believe them, despite being unable to go back in time and check, because of our religious faith in science. Taught since childhood ‘science never lies’, science is never questioned in adulthood because of this embedded belief. I feel our belief in science has become a religion in itself. However, I think there are some things science can’t explain, so I want individuals to begin viewing science more critically without the blind religious faith. 

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