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Religion and Science by Bertrand Russell
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Bertrand Russell raises all the right questions in Religion and Science, including whether a conflict exists between the two (you bet there does), claims of different ways of knowing (science produces true knowledge since is prevents us from fooling ourselves), morality (Russell does not believe that science can inform morality, but I would disagree with him on this point), whether science has can investigate the truth claims of religion (sure, religion is only safe from critique if it makes no claims regarding the natural world) and others.

In fact much of what he wrote in 1935 is echoed in the more modern works of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Jerry Coyne and others, so I’d say that Russell was ahead of his time.
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