Stephen Jay Gould: conflict between science and religion not necessary

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Thu Jan 25 08:23:01 MST 2001



it might have been a mistake to post this story about Gould and religion. we
had a rather futile discussion about religion not too long ago. the best
that might be said is that we can treat science and religion as dual systems
of thought. Jesus either rose from the dead or he didn't you can't have it
both ways. well, you could say that he did not, that it is just a myth and
hold on to your scientific world view. you could go on believing in the
after life. such notions require two logics of thought. you could also say
that there are mysteries that science cannot answer. Steven J. Gould is our
last great rationalist. why is he opening up this can of worms again?
----- Original Message -----
From: Juan Fajardo <fajardos at ix.netcom.com>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: Stephen Jay Gould: conflict between science and religion not
necessary


> > "religion" can be peaceably purged of all
> > statements about real-world fact, such as "Jesus rose from the dead,"
and
> > that believers have no reason to object and will all go along with it.
I'm
> > sorry, this is just too implausible.
>
>
> What about "New Age" religion?
>
> - Juan
>
>






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