Science and Religious Belief

Coyne, George V. (1999) Science and Religious Belief. In: International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and Science Education. Vatican Observatory, pp. 3-10.


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Any dialogue between science and religion is a difficult one. The fundamental reason for this is that dialogue is expected to be an exercise of human reason and, while both science and religion have a fundamental basis in the objectivity expected of human reasoning processes, religion contains a larger measure of the subjective, of human experiences not totally verifiable by objective reasons. Such subjective experiences are not, of course, limited to religion. They are present in many areas of our lives. Nor need these experiences, religious or otherwise, necessarily conflict with reason. They simply are not limited to rational explanation. They go beyond what can be rationally justified.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2017 23:22
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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