What if they gave a war and nobody came?

Geologist Alan Cutler says that the much heralded (or lamented) “war between science and religion” is largely a myth:

The historical relationship between science and religion has been as complex as any human relationship. There is no reason to think that this will change. The warfare thesis suits the polemical purposes of partisans in certain social and political debates. But it harms religion by portraying it as overly dogmatic and reactionary. It also harms science by portraying it as hostile or at least indifferent to the average person’s spiritual needs.

Read more… (via Dappled Things)

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