The Human Factor

While many blame the so-called war between science and faith on "fundamentalists" who oppose the theory of evolution, the war has been greatly escalated by those who claim that science is the only reliable path to knowledge and who even assert that science has disproved God and rendered faith superfluous. This attack on religion is not the fault of science but of those who misuse science for an unscientific agenda.

Indeed, must science and faith be opposed? Nobel laureate, physicist, chemist, and mathematician William H. Bragg (1862–1942) addressed the question this way: "Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers...


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This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #26, Fall 2013 Copyright © 2021 Salvo |