What is the relationship between religion and zoology, and how we are given a supremacy or inferiority by religion in Life of Pi?

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The relationship between science and religion is one of the most profound dichotomies that can be found within the work. Throughout his experience, Pi explores their apparent contrast, compatibility, and ultimate dependence on one another. In one scene, Pi is visited by three holy men, each representing a different religion that Pi claims to practice. They are, in a sense, demanding that Pi choose. Pi, however, claims that all religions have truth in them, and practicing them all can only bring him closer to God. Furthermore, Pi has an extraordinary respect for atheists and their devotion to science, saying that similarly to a religious person,...

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