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The difference between metaphors of science and metaphors of religion.

The metaphors in science and in religion might be distinguished in the following way:

In religion they remain tropes, mantras and one might argue that ‘Religion ... is involved in metaphor for good.’
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world;

In Science the tropes (a common or overused theme or device)   put on literalness, the metaphors die into (scientific) life.
Genes are selfish.
There is an endless battle between thermodynamics and gravity.

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