Gabriel Campanario/The Seattle Times

[The Seattle Times]

Gabriel Campanario/The Seattle Times

The conflict between religion and science isn’t what most people think it is. Let me say that even more simply: the conflict between religion and science isn’t.

In actuality, it’s a manufactured controversy, promoted by some to generate support for their partisan interests and to fool people into believing that they have to choose between the two.

The battle, for the most part, has revolved around evolution.

But consider that more than 12,900 Christian clergy members in the country have signed a letter affirming that “the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist.”

They have also asserted that “the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as ‘one theory among others’ is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children.”


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