Pi focuses more on science during his time abroad the lifeboat which helps him with his survival. Does it hinder him from being a strong believer? and do you believe that it's possible to think of another ways to understand the world and God's existence without the need of reconciling science and religion?
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I think Pi is able to reconcile the two or at least keep them in perspective. The theme of science and religion as not opposed but in concert with each other is present primarily in the framing of the narrative. It is exemplified in Pi’s dual major at the University of Toronto of Religion and Zoology, which he admits he sometimes gets mixed up, seeing the sloth that he studied as a reminder of God’s miracles. Similarly, Pi’s favorite teacher, Mr. Kumar, sees the zoo as the temple of his atheism. The theme of the connection between science and religion also is related to Pi’s respect for atheists, because he sees that they worship science as he worships God, which he believes is not so very different.