Science and Religion: The Conflict/Warfare Model

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Ben | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2018 12:10 PM

This probably won't have a ton of references to link, but wouldn't mind seeing it in Logos, my preferred electronic reader. It comes out in September, and I'm really excited for. 

The Warfare between Science and Religion: The Idea That Wouldn't DieJeff Hardin (Editor), Ronald L. Numbers (Editor), Ronald A. Binzley (Editor)

Ronald Numbers is huge in history of science and religion, and it has a lot of good contributors. 

It addresses the common idea that Science and Religion are inevitably in conflict or at war, as put forth by two writers (Draper and White) in the late 19th century. Historians reject that for a variety of reasons, but it's certainly the common view today. For an overview, see this video from Science for Seminaries (from the AAAS), or this  from Biologos. Or from another perspective here is atheist evolutionary science-philosopher Michael Ruse arguing "why the warfare thesis is false." (Only skimmed this one a little.)

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."- G.K. Chesterton

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