This essay examines the details of ongoing wars between science and religion and shows why they are not only futile and senseless, but also unnecessary. Sometimes such battles cause people to forget important ideals that science and religion hold in common. It is important for religious movements to stay focused on religion and not embrace in their central belief systems some particular scientific theory or worldview that will eventually become obsolete with continued research advances. As Holmes Rolston observed, “The religion that is married to science today will be a widow tomorrow.” Both scientists and religious believers can stand in awe at the majesty of the universe. So why all the fighting?
|Presented at:||2013 Interpreter Symposium on Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man
Saturday, November 9, 2013
|Article Reprint:||“Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man, Science vs. Religion: Can this Marriage Be Saved?”, The Interpreter Foundation, November 4, 2019
|Conference Proceedings:||Cosmos, Earth, and Man at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/science-and-mormonism-cosmos-earth-and-man/|
There generally is no controversy.
If ever there is, always lean on the side of religion.
That is if you know what religion is.