Science Meets Religion

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One always worries in science that one's being too narrow, one always worries that one's not been imaginative enough even in the case of evolutionary convergence say look N equals 1, we only have one earth and maybe there are initial conditions which in a sense predispose everything in one set of inevitable directions. I don't actually think that is the case because really the building blocks of the universe are things like carbon and various other elements and in point of fact it maybe even from that stage, which of course then leads us to the Big Bang itself, there is, if you like, seeded into the initiation of the universe itself the inevitability of intelligence. -- Simon Conway Morris (British paleontologist), "Evolution's Driving Force," Australian Broadcasting System, 3 Dec 2005, available at Morris2005.

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The objective of this website is to collect high-quality, authoritative information on topics in the intersection of science and religion, and to present this information in a rigorous, well-documented manner. Topics range from the philosophy of science, Judeo-Christian theology, biblical scholarship, creationism, intelligent design, modern physics, big bang cosmology and environment, organized into more than 80 separate articles (not including an additional 90 articles in the blog). These articles are updated periodically as new results and scholarship become available. Detailed references are given in all cases, and all references are listed in an extensive bibliography.

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This site is compiled and edited by David H. Bailey of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (recently retired) and the University of California, Davis: Research website | Personal website. The editor's published works include six books and over 200 technical articles, not including those on this site, ranging in topics from high-performance computing, computational mathematics, probability, computational biology, as well as several articles in science and religion.

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