Science Meets Religion

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My view is somewhat different. I believe that the realms of science and religion are nearly orthogonal. It seems to me that scientists and theologians have climbed closely adjacent but different peaks. When each has reach their separate summits they can view one another, even exchange arguments and claims of hegemony over one another, but they are not close enough to one another for either to play king of the other's mountain. -- Allan Sandage (American astronomer), "Science and Religion: Separate Closets in the Same House," in W. Mark Richardson, Robert John Russell, Philip Clayton and Kirk Wegter-McNelly, editors, Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientist, Routledge, New York, 2002, pg. 56-63.

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Updated 2 January 2020


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