Where Science and Faith Converge

A TNRTB Best Of: Believing Science and the Bible at the Same Time

By Jeff Zweerink - August 18, 2010

Searching “science and the Bible” on the internet reveals a great diversity in how people think the two relate. According to Wikipedia,

Skeptics argue that the various biblical statements are at odds with scientific knowledge, particularly with regard to its claims regarding the origin of the cosmos, astronomy, and biological evolution. The “Conflict thesis” is the argument that religion and science are at constant warfare with one another. This is exemplified by such examples as the persecution of Galileo Galilei, the public debate between T. H. Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, the John Scopes trial, and the current controversy between the teaching of evolution and creationism.

It seems that an inordinate amount of the media coverage of Christianity’s relationship with science reflects this popular—but erroneous—view. Yet historians of science reject the conflict thesis in favor of a more diverse and harmonious relationship between science and Christianity. Read more about it in this previous TNRTB.

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