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how is an expert in medicine with a doctor's degree who you obey more qualified than a religious scholar?

The both went to school, both have theories and both make mistakes. Doctors often make mistakes and the medical community often has to recall drugs or revise procedures.

Asked By: MYTH BUSTER Mission Accomplished - 5/11/2009
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I am probably someone you would describe as a "religious scholar." [However, I think you MEANT to say, "religious studies scholar" or "religion scholar" because your term, "religious scholar" is a description of piety rather than a description of the scholar's field of study. After all, a professor of history who goes... More
Answered By: On Sabbatical - 5/11/2009
Additional Answers (18)
religious scholars rely waaaay to much on what FOX news tells them to do
Answered By: Neophyte - 5/11/2009
 
What are you talking about?
Answered By: Jiraiya™ - 5/11/2009
 
Because I heard there was no correlation between medical advances and the general health and life expectancy of the population... </sarcasm> is this a serious question?
Answered By: Om - 5/11/2009
 
An expert in medicine with a doctor's degree can save my life, and many others. I don't go to a religious scholar when I'm sick.
Answered By: Sin 'jari - 5/11/2009
 
The doctor saves lives while the religious scholar merely brainwashes people. If you where dieing who would you rather have by your side?
Answered By: Teh Kitteh Lord ►ǝpıs ʞɹɐp◄ - 5/11/2009
 
Medical doctors generally don't make wild supernatural claims. Instead of reading ancient books, they study reliable information with immediate practical applications. As a former film student, I have it on very good authority that not all college degrees are equal.
Answered By: Mr.Samsa - 5/11/2009
 
The medical doctor has training and his vocation holds him responsible for his acts under that training. If not the profession, then society... More
Answered By: Old Timer Too - 5/11/2009
 
I listen to religious scholars all the time. Bart Ehrmann is my favorite. He left evangelical Christianity when he advanced far enough in his studies to read some of the original Bible texts and realized how much had been changed.
Answered By: lainiebsky - 5/11/2009
 
Doctors have a self-correction scientific method to help back up their claims. As far as I can tell theologians have zero processes to help with quality control.
Answered By: Rev. Iason Ouabache - 5/11/2009
 
I prefer to go to doctors for my surgeries and theologians for my theology. I prefer the expert of the field that they are in. But perhaps there is relgious scholarly doctor out there who can be a hybrid . . .
Answered By: Kitkat-taktiK - 5/11/2009
 
One knows what he's talking about and the other doesn't.
Answered By: ILikeGirls. - 5/11/2009
 
Easy...doctors are held accountable for, and admit to their mistakes.
Answered By: Hannah S - 5/11/2009
 
Medical experts have anatomy, physiology and diseases to study and learn from. On what, exactly, is a religious expert basing his expertise? What are the tests or observations? How does he improve his hypotheses?
Answered By: skepsis - 5/11/2009
 
"More qualified" for what... More
Answered By: WellTraveledProg - 5/11/2009
 
I'm sorry, but a book that refers to bats as birds does not even come close to qualifying as a scientific text. I'll take the trained professional, thanks.
Answered By: Ms. Athropy - 5/11/2009
 
People obey a doctor because the advice is not free and it can have immediate health consequences. On the other hand, religious advice is free. People tend to ignore free advice.
Answered By: Shams - 5/11/2009
 
Let's use Christian Science as an example. These people often seek no medical treatment for life-threatening conditions, instead relying on their faith in their god to heal them. This is their choice. Many of us think it is a foolish one. I support their right to do so, as long as they are not forcing this choice... More
Answered By: leviathan74666 - 5/11/2009
 
Because a MD is a student of a Science that is both proven and beneficial to society. The religious scholar is usually a philosopher, if he is true to his nature, or someone that began his study with an agenda, not a real search for knowledge. Either way, it's a fallible subject that is subject to bias.
Answered By: The Bitter Truth - 5/11/2009
 
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