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14. Comment #358738 by Old Sarum

I'm saying only that that reconciliation is not the job of scientists or pro-evolution organizations.



Well, there are clearly quite a lot of scientists who disagree with you, and who are happy to continue being "trotted out" to reassure the believers, presumably because they think that's a constructive role to play. So, end of story




I am genuinely interested in how you think that science and faith can be reconciled, especially when we are talking about the detailed claims of specific faiths.

For example, I admire Ken Miller's work to combat creationism. Miller is clearly a brilliant scientist and educator. But Miller's attempts to reconcile science and his particular flavor of faith have thus far been spurious at best. In fact, his reconciliations read more like evasions than anything else.

So where is the "construtive role to play" in trotting out bad arguments£

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 09:04:00 UTC | #342508