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    I don't think religion and science should combine. I do think that the convenient and practical strategy of just saying our science has nothing to say about religious questions isn't quite honest. The questions overlap more than we would like. In many cases, e.g. concerning the development of life, we should give creationists credit for having a sort of fuzzy hypothesis. The flipside of that is that hypotheses can be tested, and their's is wrong.

    I'll probably get too long-winded on the philosophy of science. You should be warned that in the course I teach on it we spend over a month on two questions:
    Does the Earth go around the Sun or vice versa?
    Why is it dark at night?

    Michael Weissman UID 197542

    by docmidwest on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 08:18:47 PM PDT

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