“ISN'T A SYNTHESIS BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION NEEDED?”
The very idea of synthesis already accepts that they are not only two but opposed to each other.
Unless there is an antithesis there is no question of synthesis at all.
For me, science and religion are two sides of the same coin. Science is looking outwards, religion is looking inwards, but both are the same kind of looking, the same kind of search. They may have different names – that does not matter at all.
Science calls it observation, religion calls it awareness.
Science calls it experiment, religion calls it experience.
The difference of words simply signifies that their dimensions are different.
Science is focused on the object; and remember the meaning of the word “object” – that which hinders, objects, prevents.
Religion is focused on the subject. Without the subject there can be no object; without the object there can be no subject.
The subjectivity of man's consciousness and the objectivity of existence are totally interdependent.