Science is the enemy of Faith


Scientific knowledge exists as the dominant explanation while Faith is a tool used to explain unseen events. Science possesses the thought of rationality and evidence, while faith does not need any evidence.

It can be argued that science can never super cede faith as the primary source of explanation.

There are particular concepts that science may never be able to explain. For example: Life after Death.

Science will never be able to provide reasoned explanations as to what occurs after death. But faith lets us know what will happen to us after our death with accordance to the life we have led.

There are also times when science and faith have totally different accounts to give about the same subject. For example: History of Human Race.

When looked up in the world of science, we discover that humans once lived as apes and gradually developed to what we are today while our faith says that the first man sent to earth, Adam, was already in human form.

Science tries to find a reason for everything whereas faith tries to justify everything as virtue or sin. Science spurs us to not depend on God whereas faith tells us to live a life according to the will of God.

For example can science stop people from lying? No. It is one’s faith that encourages to speak the truth. Even though science has made lie-detectors, they are mere machines.

Another example could be of human values. Does science help you learn them? Not really. It is one’s faith that helps him learn this and fear of Judgment Day is what makes a man moral or immoral.

Can science control bribery, gambling, evil? No. It is a person’s faith that stops him from committing these crimes.

Here I would add that scientists have contributed to both, constructive and destructive forces. Is there even one prophet or messenger who was damaging to the human race?


The Waiting

In February 1995, a very important discovery was made as I rode home with my mom for dinner.

Trees have leaves. And you can see them. Like, from far away.

I had just been outfitted with my first pair of glasses and it was love. (Yeah, the “first sight” kind. Har Har.)

I didn’t need to wear them everyday and I didn’t until I went to college, but those glasses were my gateway drug to the world of what is the best accessory ever created. If they love you as much as you love them*, they will fill your life with the blessings of clear sight and that just-finished-attending-a-foreign-film look. We are smarty-pants and we are proud. Or at least we simply appreciate the idea of looking like we’ve read a book.

*And let’s face it: glasses don’t love everyone. But please allow those of us who can’t shouldn’t wear…

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Survivor: Beginning and the New Sustainers


As promised, Team Sustainability was there to provide the willing participants (who registered for SURVIVOR) a chance to strive towards a planet sustained!

The game (Survivor) was designed by Team Sustainability. In it, different members of the Team were stationed at different locations in the different buildings that make up the Karachi campus of SZABIST. With the location clues provided, the participants had to find Team Sustainability’s members who in turn either asked a riddle (to be solved by the participants) or made the participants play a game. Once the riddle was solved or the game won, participants were provided with a discovery that helps sustain or make efficient use of the world’s resources. Few of those discoveries included:

1. Smart Geysers
2. Composite Toilets
3. Horizontal Axis Washing Machines

With the discoveries, participants were also provided with alphabets that completed an anagram which reads

WE CAN SAVE THE WORLD

The first team of participants that collected all the alphabets and discoveries, spelt out the anagram and ran back to the starting point were named winners. These two were Danish (from Social Sciences) and Moazzam (from Management Sciences).

Once all the participants came back to the starting point, winners were announced and the pizza ordered.

Though the whole large 14th Street Pizza was meant for the winners’ consumption, it was shared by the winners with Team Sustainability and the participants’ friends that were still on campus and all eager for the Pizza.

The particiapnts said that they learnt things in the game which they may not have bothered to look for or look into if no one had told them.

With these two winners (and many at SZABIST) change to the Sustainable Lifestyle, the chain of change will continue adding more links taking forward a cause raised by Team Sustainability.