Science and Religion: a Symposium


    IF a series of popular broadcast talks on science and religion is to be commended at all, the publication of the talks in print is certainly to be commended, because the peculiar danger of this form of instruction is that there should be left upon the mind of the listener a hazy impression, which he cannot clear up except by subsequent reading and thinking. We do not agree with people who write to the papers to the effect that these talks are unsettling to those who listen to them. ‘The conflict between religion and science’, to use the title of a nineteenth century presentation of the theme, has long been with us; but these talks exemplify the fact that there was never less real ‘conflict’ than there is at the present time. Religion, or rather theology, has more or less adapted itself to the view of the universe taken by modern science; and the tone of men of science is very different from what it inevitably was so long as theology adhered to demonstrably impossible positions.

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    Science and Religion: a Symposium . Nature 127, 775–776 (1931).

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