I was perusing the Discovery Magazine blogs and came across an article from Nov 2012 by Razib Khan which seeks to describe some of the tensions experienced between religion and science:
Within the framework of Western civilisation, past endeavours at seeking knowledge have, in large part, been motivated and instigated through religious inspiration. However, the religious increasingly did not like what was being found, and their early attempts to smother the truth were heavy handed, unjust and brutal. But these prohibitions on seeking and disseminating knowledge on the true nature of things were ultimately doomed to failure as the methodology for discovering truth matured into what we call science. Religion, today, has no part to play in the search for truth, be they of a scientific nature or of a moral nature.
Khan’s blog is quite interesting as it piques my interest in human origin, so I intend to spend a bit of time there catching up on all of his articles.
Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2013