‘I want to take a break from the usual does-science-contradict-faith controversies and look at the intersection of faith and science in another way … from the perspective of the Kony 2012 campaign.’
‘On January 31st, the Indiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 89, allowing public schools to teach creationism alongside the theory of evolution in science classes. The bill will now go before the Republican-controlled House and then must pass the desk of Governor Mitch Daniels before becoming law.’
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‘I am often asked if I believe in evolution. Sometimes the question comes from either evolution-denying religious persons or faith-disparaging scientific ones attempting to trap me into failing whatever faith- or logic-based purity code they are burdened with.
Most times, though, it is asked with no ulterior motive other than to quell an existential dilemma. It is a question born from the confusion of faithful and modern people who have been led to believe that religion and science, especially evolution, are completely incompatible.
The anti-science religious voice is a minority, but a well-funded and vocal one, and thus much louder than the religious majority who have quietly accepted scientific discoveries for centuries. Some from the anti-religion school receive far more media time than religion-tolerating scientists. And thus those in the grand middle - from the faithful who accept science to the scientific who are not anti-religion - can be easily confused.’