Sunday, July 13, 2014

Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions

Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

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In the United States, the debate between science and religion seems to be powered by a perpetual motion machine. The claims that Neil deGrasse Tyson's inspired Cosmos series was anti-religious stands as the latest salvo in a long battle that generates lots heat but very little light. Having been in many of these debates, both formally and informally, I'm often struck by how narrow the discussion remains. That's because often people don't want to talk about science and religion; they really want to talk about science and their religion. It's exactly in that first step that the conversation goes down hill for all sides ...

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