‘Abdu’l-Bahá has described science as the “most noble” of all human virtues and “the discoverer of all things”.
The Bahá’í teachings state the fundamental harmony of science and religion. This view derives from the belief that truth (or reality) is one. For if truth is indeed one, it is not possible for something to be scientifically false and religiously true. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá expresses this idea forcefully in the following passage:
If religious beliefs and opinions are found contrary to the standards of science, they are mere superstitions and imaginations; for the antithesis of knowledge is ignorance, and the child of ignorance is superstition. Unquestionably there must be agreement between true religion and science. If a question be found contrary to reason, faith and belief in it are impossible, and there is no outcome but wavering and vacillation.
Bahá’u’lláh affirms that man’s intelligence and reasoning powers are a gift from God:
This gift giveth man the power to discern the truth in all things, leadeth him to that which is right, and helpeth him to discover the secrets of creation.
Science results from our systematic use of these God-given powers.