March 13, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Science versus religion?

In today's News Leader, Mike Radoiu argues quite eloquently that science and religion do not necessarily clash with each other. That's a point I have often made in connection to evolution and similar hot-button issues that should not even be hot-button issues. It's a pretty basic proposition that faith and reason are separate domains, by and large, but people keeping forgetting it anyway. Radoiu laments, "It would seem that the current national debate is once again limiting us to the extremes with self-assured secularists on one side and wild-eyed fundamentalists on another." Alas... I was encouraged that most of the "StoryChat" comments to that op-ed piece shared Radoiu's sensible, balanced perspective. (Can you guess which of the comments was mine?)