How do Mormons view science?
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While these things are important they are not the primary topic of this site and therefore may take some time to complete. Resources are provided to additional information at other locations.
Mormons believe that science is complementary to faith and serves as another testimony of God. We believe that God created a universe of order and natural rules and mankind should embrace and learn these things. We do not believe that knowledge of science is perfect, but that it will continue to change and progress and be redefined as new discoveries are found.
In a related note we do not believe that our prophets or leaders are all knowing and we believe that they are still mortals who are learning things as well. There are some leaders who have expressed their understanding of science in the past that is rather odd to us now. The calling of prophet or bishop does not include a full brain transplant with all the knowledge already filled in, but rather these callings allow for revelation of specific circumstances which usually pertain to the keys of salvation.
Latter-day Saints are taught to learn as much as they can in this life as much of it will be beneficial to their understanding and growth in the next life.
Here are some of the topics that fall within this topic:
In addition there are some other LDS apologists who have also discussed how Mormons view science in much greater detail. Here are a few of them:
Mormonism and science: Faith versus knowledge
Science and Mormon Teachings: "Mormon Answers" to Frequent Questions