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Looking for a Middle Ground

John Wilkins is trying to stir things up. Over at his Evolving Thoughts blog, he posts a question to the community about how religion and science fit together. Looking at it both ways, he asks the traditional question first: if you have a religion and in interest in science, how does that work? Next, he asks: "Now suppose you are a member of a scientific body, and want to suggest to members of religions that they can be part of the scientific enterprise. What do you do?" Certain people will answer both questions by saying that people need to give up their religion, he blogs. He leaves an open question for readers: "I think that if one has a religion, one has to deal with the factual aspects of the world as best one can, and come to an accommodation, but does that transfer to the scientific associations themselves?"

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