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Unread October 8th, 2007, 10:59 AM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Default For Fred et al from Mother Jones

"For religion, after all, is the serious business of the human race." Toynbee, Civilization on Trial, 89.
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I'm delighted with your debates: such indicate the power of a "gene for" religion and the evolutionary value of swarms. People who want to get rid of religion will sooner or later be immersed in one. I also think Dawkins urges suicide when he calls religion a madness. Meanwhile, I tripped over the following.

JimB
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"When Science and Religion Collide or Why Einstein Wasn't an Atheist
By Gordy Slack November/December 1997 Mother Jones"

"How has religion held up under the scrutiny of modern science? Not well, according to evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, who believes the only reason religion is still with us at all is not because it has inherent worth but because it's as catching and incurable as any virus (see "Religion Is a Virus"). Others beg to differ.

"In his day, Albert Einstein said, "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." More recently, a Nature survey of American scientists found about 40 percent of them to be religious. How do these scientists reconcile their understanding of the physical world -- of evolution, for example -- with their religious beliefs? To explore these and other questions, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences sponsored interviews with more than 30 top scientists from a variety of fields. Here are a few of their responses..."

Lots more at http://www.motherjones.com/news/feat.../11/slack.html
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