blueollie

Can Religion and Science be Reconciled?

It is true that some great scientists are religious (e. g., Francis Collins). But are the ideas reconcilable?

Didn’t Richard Dawkins admit that? No.

Jerry Coyne:

Of course Dawkins is not an accommodationist in the sense that he thinks religion can be made philosophically compatible with science. All he meant by that statement is that people like Francis Collins can simulataneously hold religious and scientific ideas in their brains. So can many vicars! The idea that he saw some potential harmony between faith and science is utterly ridiculous.

Or as he put it prior to changing his blog post:

Just remember this:
YOUR ABILITY TO HOLD TWO IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD AT ONCE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE ACCOMMODATING THOSE IDEAS.

Advertisements

October 4, 2009 - Posted by | evolution, religion, science

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: