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The Enduring Warfare Theses

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Though historians tell us that the warfare thesis—the idea that the relationship between science and religion has been mostly one of conflict—is discredited, there seems to be a great many who have not yet learned of its demise. Not only is the warfare thesis alive and well in popular culture, it is also promoted by those who probably should know better. In fact in the origins debate each side has its own version. Why is the warfare thesis so enduring? One reason is that, like any good lie, there is some truth to it. Probably a better reason is its rhetorical power. But perhaps the main reason is that we need it—our religion demands it.  Read more

5 Replies to “The Enduring Warfare Theses

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    bornagain77 says:

    Semi OT:

    Study: Rising Religious Tide in China Overwhelms Atheist Doctrine
    Excerpt: One of the last great efforts at state-sponsored atheism is a failure.

    And not just any kind of failure. China has enforced its anti-religion policy through decades of repression, coercion and persecution, but the lack of success is spectacular, according to a major new study.

    The unmitigated horror visited upon man, by state sponsored atheism, would be hard to exaggerate,,,

    Chairman MAO: Genocide Master
    “…Many scholars and commentators have referenced my total of 174,000,000 for the democide (genocide and mass murder) of the last century. I’m now trying to get word out that I’ve had to make a major revision in my total due to two books.
    I’m now convinced that that Stalin exceeded Hitler in monstrous evil, and Mao beat out Stalin….”

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    kairosfocus says:

    F/N: My take on the war may be helpful.

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    kairosfocus says:

    F/N 2: Inherit the Wind, which is mentioned in the onward discussion at blogger, should be retired by anyone interested in a true and fair view. Perhaps the points here need to be better known, and every time it rears its ugly head, they should be hammered home to expose a deceptive, slanderous hit piece. What does the use of such slanders, strawmen and distortions for over 80 years now tell us about what is going on? [BTW, a long-sought money shot video is at this link.]

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    bornagain77 says:

    of related note:

    Stephen C. Meyer Explains Why Either I.D. Is Science… or Darwinism Is Not

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    A quite interesting research on the Galileo Galilei affair:


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