The Institutions Of Science On Religion

Given some of the discussions we've had this week I wanted to provide a link this morning to an interesting post by Chris Mooney over the at The Intersection a few days ago.

Here is how the piece starts,

What should the science/religion stance be for top science organizations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Center for Science Education, etc?

Many "New Atheists" would argue that [science institutions] should stay silent on the question, and not lend credence to the view that science and religion can be compatible (even though they certainly can be for individual people, even if not in some grand philosophical way, as Orzel explains). Let me explain why I find the NA position to be exceedingly bad advice.

It is worth the time to read. Mooney is always thoughtful and careful in his views. What do you think?



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