Science and religion: are they compatible?

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Prometheus Books, 2003 - Philosophy - 368 pages
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In recent years a noticeable trend toward harmonizing the distinct worldviews of science and religion has become increasingly popular. This is due in part to public curiosity but also to the financial sponsorship of The John Templeton Foundation, which has poured a great deal of money into awards, fellowships, conferences, university courses, and publications. Despite marked public interest, many leading scientists remain skeptical that there is much common ground between scientific knowledge and religious belief. In this stimulating collection of articles on the subject, the editors have assembled the thoughts of scientists from various disciplines. Among the distinguished contributors are Sir Arthur C. Clarke (author of many famous works of science fiction); Nobel Prize Laureate Steven Weinberg (professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin); Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium); James Lovelock (creator of the Gaia hypothesis); Kendrick Frazier (editor of the "Skeptical Inquirer); Steven Pinker (cognitive scientist at MIT); Richard Dawkins (zoologist at Oxford University); Eugenie Scott (executive director of the National Center for Science Education); Owen Gingerich (Harvard astronomer); and many other eminent scientists and scholars. Among the topics discussed are the Big Bang and the origin of the universe, the nature of the "soul, " near-death experiences, and spiritualism.

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As a compilation of essays from a variety of viewpoints in the relationship and roles of science and religion, this is a rather good read, and worthy of rereading -- several times over at that. Read full review

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This book contains sections on cosmology and God, intelligent design, religion and science in conflict, science and ethics, the scientific investigation of para-natural claims, scientific explanations ... Read full review

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Contents

An Overview of the Issues
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Are Science and Religion Conflicting or Complementary? Some Thoughts About Boundaries
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Cosmology and God
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About the author (2003)

Kurtz is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the state University of New York at Buffalo.

Barry Karr (Amherst, NY) is the executive director is CSICOP and the coeditor of The Outer Edge and other books.

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