It is easily demonstrated that non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA) is an invalid construct; science is the process used to gain an understanding of the world and, as religions claim superstitious phenomena interact with the world, then that phenomena is subject to scientific analysis. The religious deny this, of course, and cling to NOMA. Those particularly fond of NOMA are the so-called accomodationists who want to claim the beauty of science alongside the irrational and the nonsense of religion. Their cognitive dissonance, or delusion, can be highly ingrained. I, therefore, try and link to resources that highlight the nonsense that is NOMA.
Jerry Coyne’s recent article is quite apt:
- Philosopher Maarten Boudry shows the incompatibility between science and religion—in the pages of NCSE Reports
Also, just for the delight in seeing him perform again, here is a short clip of Christopher Hitchens talking about the incompatibility of religion with reason.