Science Meets Religion

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Both science and religion are weakened by claims that something not yet explained scientifically must be attributed to a supernatural deity. Theologians have pointed out that as scientific knowledge about phenomena that had been previously attributed to to supernatural causes increases, a "god of the gaps" approach can undermine faith. Furthermore, it confuses the roles of science and religion by attributing explanations to one that belong in the domain of another. -- National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Science, Evolution, and Creationism, National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, 2008, pg. 54.

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Updated 1 January 2022


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