Is there a conflict between religion and science, or are both items compatible? This question is addressed in the debate that is written about in the book Science and Religion, Are they Compatible, by Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga. Alvin Plantinga thoroughly debates the topic by covering the compatibility of Christianity and science.
ESSAY; Science and Religion: Bridging the Great Divide
Overview: The Conflict Between Religion and Evolution | Pew Research Center
EVER since science began drifting away from religion, centuries ago, each has dreamed of subsuming the other. Scientists, in their boldest moments, speak of explaining away all the mysteries by empirical inquiry, leaving no need for ancient wisdom. And the faithful, fervently believing in spiritual forces unmeasurable by any meter, find it absurd that God's children would aspire to heaven solely by building telescopes and computers -- scientific Towers of Babel. They have longed for a reality beyond the shadowplay of the material realm. Left between these extremes are many people who are both scientific and religious, and confused about whether a bridge can ever cross the divide. Every few decades, this hope for reconciliation, or ''dialogue,'' experiences a revival. The most recent may be the biggest, with books, conferences and television shows trying to find a common ground between two fundamentally different ways of thinking about the world.
Overview: The Conflict Between Religion and Evolution
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Science and Religion : Two Separate Entities As a result of many new astronomical discoveries throughout the seventeenth century, it was clear science and religion greatly contradicted each other. Followed by the questioned findings of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei believed the sun was situated motionless in the center of the universe while the earth rotated on its axis, all the while revolving around the sun.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. How successful is he? There will always be a battle between religion and science , it is a truth universally acknowledged.