Friday, January 4, 2008

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Evolution Book Sees No Science-Religion Gap

How cool is this:

...In 1984 and again in 1999, the National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s most eminent scientific organization, produced books on the evidence supporting the theory of evolution and arguing against the introduction of creationism or other religious alternatives in public school science classes...On Thursday, it produced a third. But this volume is unusual...because it is intended specifically for the lay public and because it devotes much of its space to explaining the differences between science and religion, and asserting that acceptance of evolution does not require abandoning belief in God....

This is just what our traditional media fails to grasp. The person offering the "religious" perspective is always some Dominionist knuckle-dragger. The fact is, most spiritual or religious people are not at odds with science:

...The 70-page book, “Science, Evolution and Creationism,” says...“attempts to pit science and religion against each other create controversy where none needs to exist.” And it offers statements from several eminent biologists and members of the clergy to support the view...

You can order a hard copy of the booklet, dl a copy, or listen to a webcast here.

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