Science and Religion

Many religious Americans feel that the country’s scientists are hostile to religion (and, to be fair, many scientist think that religious people are hostile to science). Is that really the case? Elaine Howard Ecklund, a professor at Rice University, recently researched and wrote a book called Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think.

For a quick synopsis, click here. Her findings are really interesting. For one, top scientist do, in fact, go to and belong to churches. But they often have to practice “secret spirituality” at work for fear their colleagues will doubt the validity of their work if they openly admit their faith. And at church, they turn to “secret science,” reluctant to talk about scientific matters with their fellow parishioners so as not to offend them.

I am constantly amazed at how many of the world’s problems could be solved if people put down their plastic barriers and just talked (and listened) to each other.

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