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Conflicts & occasional agreements in
"truth" between science and religion

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Overview:

The following two quotations indicate the range of beliefs about the conflict and harmony between science and religion:

bulletAnon: "There can never be a conflict between true science and true religion, because they both describe reality." Excerpt from a posting to a religious mailing list.
 
bulletPeter Atkins: "Science is almost totally incompatible with religion."

This section looks at the conflicts between the truth claims of science and religion. It also describes attempts to evaluate religion by using scientific methods -- and vice-versa.

Topics covered in this section:

bulletIntroduction

bulletActive conflicts between religion and science:
bullet A very brief overview with examples and causes

bulletA more detailed overview
 
bulletCurrent conflicts between conservative Christianity and science
 
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An essay donated by Larry Langston: Does anything exist beyond the physical

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An essay donated by Susan Humphreys: Does science refute God's existence?

bulletIn topics related to the earth and the rest of the universe: 
bulletEnvironmental concerns

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Evolution and creation science: All sides of the conflict

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2004-FEB: Evolution v. creationism debate between Bill Nye & Ken Ham:

  • Part 1 The personalities. Why does the evolution/ creationism conflict exist? Comparing what scientists and the general public
    believe about evolution and creation. Is a debate between Ham and Nye a good idea?

  • Part 2 Video of the debate. Who won the debate? What arguments were used? Ken Ham's best arguments.

  • Part 3 Ken Ham's best arguments (Cont'd), Would a different debate structure be better?

  • Part 4 Questions believers in creationism ask, with answers that might come from evolutionists.
bulletArchaeology and the Bible: Is the Bible historically accurate?

bulletCosmology: the layout and origin of the universe
 
bulletIn ethics and morality:
bulletWhat is truth?: Does absolute truth exist?
 
bulletWith religious icons/relics/artifacts:
bulletThe Shroud of Turin: Is it Jesus' burial shroud?
 
bulletIn human sexuality:
bulletThe nature of homosexuality: Two views -- chosen, abnormal, unnatural, changeable lifestyle or unchosen, normal, natural fixed orientation?
 
bulletMiracles
 
bulletScience evaluating religion: 
bulletSpeaking in tongues: what it is; the results of studies.

bullet Can we learn God's will through prayer? The results of a small pilot survey. We hope that someone will follow it up with a scientific study.

bulletHoly visions: caused by God or by a brain disorder?

bulletCan prayer cure people's diseases or disorders?

bulletAre there codes hidden in the Bible?
 
bulletReligion evaluating science:
bulletMethods of healing: A battle between faith healing and medical treatment.
 
bulletInformation:
bulletLinks to websites dealing with science and religion

bulletNew scientific findings related to origins of the species, cosmology, etc

Related section on this web site:

bulletWe have a "list of dozens of hot religious topics" that are being intensely debated in society. A conflict between science and religion forms the basis of many of them. Topics range from Abortion and capital punishment to the nature of truth, and women in the clergy.

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Copyright © 1999 to 2014 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 1999-NOV-28
Latest update: 2014-FEB-11
Author: B.A. Robinson

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