Science And Religion Are Incompatible By Jerry A. Coyne

1964 Words Apr 15th, 2016 8 Pages
Day to day, different theories of evolution are combated and criticized through the highly intensive backlash and ideologies that results from the conflict that arises between the tension of science and religion’s constant battle. The many different conspiracies that explore and analyze the conflict that surrounds science and religion, such as the “Monkey Trial” in 1925 to even the current debate about school teachers and the forbidding of teaching theories of evolution, have challenged the ways in which we view whether it is science or religion that has had a more influential factor in explaining and conceptualizing theories of evolution (Coyne, p.3). Many people assume the position of one who believes in accommodationism and the tolerance of both science and religion equally contributing to theories of evolution, however some bluntly disagree. Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible by Jerry A. Coyne is an enlightening book that aims and challenges the idea that science and religion are compatible as author Coyne believes that the methodologies, and ways of assessing the reliance of these methods that are used to generate knowledge about reality differentiate greatly between the realms of science and religion. In fact, author Coyne believes that many of the methods and ideologies that relate and support religion’s claims towards reality are falsely justified as evidence to support faith is difficult to produce. Many different readers of Coyne’s book have…
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