Friday, March 14, 2008

God to scientists: Can't we all get along?

A recent report published by the National Academies Press indicates that we can. The report, titled "Science, Evolution, and Creationism" is available for free as an 88 page pdf file here. There's also a summary available for those of us with a short attention span, as well as a podcast.

I haven't had a chance to read through the full text yet but the gist of the article is that science and religion provide separate but not necessarily conflicting frameworks with which we can understand the world. It also discusses the importance of teaching evolution in the classroom and why creationism is not an appropriate topic to debate in a science class setting.

The National Academies Press produces some outstanding reports and this seems to be well worth a read.

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