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The Complicated Intersection Of Science And Religion

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Although they are often positioned as if they were rival gangs, science and religion are not always anathema to each other (though it certainly matters who you ask on that subject). Instead, there are plenty of scientists who hold religious views, and many members of the clergy who have made invaluable contributions to the field of science. Perhaps instead of thinking of the two ways of knowing as counterparts and enemies, we should consider them to be different paths to different destinations—religion might never uncover a definitive answer to the "hows" of the world, but science will never prove the "shoulds" either. Keep scrolling for more perspectives on this controversial topic.

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