The principle upheld in Bahá'í education that science and religion are complementary systems of knowledge and practice, both contributing to the pursuit of truth and the betterment of humanity. The idea is not that religion apes the fads of scientists, but that science itself is the pursuit of truth -- which is fundamentally a religious endeavor. Abdu'l-Baha explained that the true meaning of science is the "love of truth implanted in the heart of man" and much of the core doctrinal literature of the Baha'i faith is devoted to the requisites for the human mind to approach truth. The danger of bias is much more profound than people appreciate, and yet the promise of some degree of objectivity is fundamental to the Baha'i teachings -- that man should be able to see truth with his own eyes and not through the eyes of other. Science and Religion both require individual justice for the "independent investigation of truth".
Bahá'í teachings assert that science and religion are harmonious and interdependent avenues for discovering truth, emphasizing that authentic scientific pursuit aligns with the love of truth, which is a spiritual quest.
The Bahá'í principle of independent investigation of truth encourages individuals to seek knowledge through science and spirituality without preconceptions, fostering unbiased understanding and the unity of knowledge.
In Bahá'í education, learning is seen as integral to spiritual growth, with a focus on moral and intellectual development that unites scientific inquiry with spiritual principles for the betterment of humanity.
Science contributes to Bahá'í faith by deepening understanding of the universe, which in turn illuminates divine creation and encourages a faith informed by reason and evidence.
The Bahá'í Faith posits that there is no inherent conflict between science and religion; both are viewed as necessary for a full comprehension of reality and are mutually supportive in seeking truth.
Bahá'ís perceive science and religion as two wings of human progress that must work in concert, ensuring humanity soars to its fullest potential in both material and spiritual realms.
Bahá'ís approach scientific discoveries and religious teachings with a critical mind and a spirit of learning, recognizing that truth is constantly unfolding and both science and religion contribute to its understanding.
Recognizing bias is crucial in the Bahá'í integration of science and religion, as it ensures the pursuit of truth is guided by justice and independence, rather than prejudice or dogmatism.