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Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth R. Miller
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Jun 24, 13

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This book is a balanced, intelligent look at the strange war that has evolved between science and religion over the past 150 years. It is important to note that science and religion were not always opponents in the field of knowledge, and for many centuries they were considered two aspects of the same search. Miller’s analysis breaks down some of the more ridiculous arguments put forth, as well as some of the very clever ones, and his ultimate conclusion is that there really shouldn’t be an argument at all. It is pointless trying to prove or disprove science without using scientific method. But it is also pointless trying to prove or disprove philosophic assertions with scientific method. Science, as a way of thinking, cannot provide the answers we seek in religion or philosophy. And more importantly science - as a way of thinking, as an approach to examining the world - cannot even form the questions of religion or philosophy. They are different aspects of the same quest for knowledge, and should be viewed as complementary rather than competitive. Miller’s book is a must-read for anyone on either side of the science versus religion debate.

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