Science vs. Religion and Religion vs. Science

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What do scientists actually think about religion? And what do religious people actually think about science? The stereotypical answers to these questions will come up short once you’ve looked at sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund’s books, Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe? and Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think. Her survey and interview research shows a far more nuanced understanding, one that she hopes can promote a more productive dialogue.

If you don’t have time for a full book, or if you need a little more information before committing to reading, these articles at Huffpost and BioLogos provide excellent short-form summaries of Dr. Ecklund’s research conclusions.

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