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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion: Part 3

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Having looked at Jerry Coyne’s attempts to show that there is a conflict between science and religion, I now want to look briefly at what he has to say about Accommodationism, which he characterizes as “claiming that science and religion are not in conflict”.

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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion: Part 2

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In my previous article on Jerry Coyne’s book Faith vs. Fact, I looked at problems with his attempt to spell out just what he thought the incompatibility between science and religion amounted to. Basically, he doesn’t think they are logically incompatible since ‘in principle there could be both science and a god to be worshipped’ and it turns out that incompatibility boils down to various differences between science and religion.

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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion

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You can read part 2 of this review here

For many years, I’ve read literature on how science relates to religious belief. This includes much material that sees science as being opposed to religion, the books of the New Atheists for example.

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Meaning, Morality and Jerry Coyne’s World

After Lawrence Krauss, Jerry Coyne seems to be the most likely candidate to inherit Richard Dawkins’ status as patron saint of New Atheism. He certainly has the qualifications – he is respected scientist who communicates complicated ideas with enviable ease. His recent dispute with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat reveals that he has none of the disqualifications: his worldview is far from coherent, and he is not above concealing an unconvincing argument behind bluff and bluster.

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Does the Pennsylvania Abuse Scandal Undermine Christianity?

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Theologian and commentator Os Guiness has remarked that the only unanswerable objection to Christianity is Christians. It’s a fair point: it’s difficult to reconcile inquisitions and crusades with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And while those atrocities are distanced from us in time, the scandal about sex abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania is not.

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