PZ Myers – The Inescapable Conflict Between Science and Religion – YouTube
The popular image of the “warfare between science and religion” is perpetuated by the media, for whom a controversy is more dramatic than the more subtle and discriminating positions between the extremes of scientific materialism and biblical literalism.
There are two distinct groups of people asserting incompatibility between science and religion: Those privileging science and those privileging religion.
Competing efforts to wield power – the struggles for influence, status, and the right to define and perform authoritative societal roles – is central to the rhetoric of conflict between science and religion.
Posted on March 30, 2013, in Religion and tagged Atheism, God, PZ Myers, Relationship between religion and science, Religion, Religion and Spirituality, Science and Religion, Science in Society, YouTube. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.