Science & Religion: No Need for Conflict
Are science and religion inherently at odds? It often seems that way. Absolutists on both sides regularly spout vitriolic talking points, which the media happily covers and loyal followers dogmatically retweet or share.
But science and religion deal with two distinct planes: science the natural and religion the supernatural. It is only when misguided purveyors on either side cross those bounds that conflicts arise. Literal creationist texts don't belong in science textbooks. Scientists cannot disprove god.
Plenty of notable scientists have eloquently articulated how science and religion can exist in harmony. What follows is a selection of their most insightful statements.