Thursday, November 03, 2005

Can Biology Do Better Than Faith?

Can Biology Do Better Than Faith?
Edward O. Wilson (New Scientist)
So, will science and religion find common ground, or at least agree to divide the fundamentals into mutually exclusive domains? A great many well-meaning scholars believe that such rapprochement is both possible and desirable. A few disagree, and I am one of them. I think Darwin would have held to the same position. The battle line is, as it has ever been, in biology. The inexorable growth of this science continues to widen, not to close, the tectonic gap between science and faith-based religion.

Biology certainly does better, for those who have faith in it.

1 comment:

Bob Davis said...

There is also a battle line to be drawn in physics as well. The only problem is that quantum mechanics is too difficult for the christianists to fathom. They do make attempts at cosmology and the big bang on occasion, though.