Friday, December 15, 2006

Science and Religion

For a long time I have thought that the main reason that science is compatible with religion is that people have a high tolerance to inconsistency. Living with sets of mutually contradictory beliefs may be the norm in fact.
For anybody who is interested in the relationship between science and religion I would reccomend the downloadable mpegs of a recent conference on this topic involving many of the usual suspects (Dawkins, Joan Roughgarden, Steven Weinberg, Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer and others) which you can find here.

1 comment:

Fun With Formal Ideas. said...

Perhaps this year Richard Dawkins will be absent and in his place will be the exhumed body of L. Ron Hubbard. We could never know, of course, for how would we tell the difference?