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Of science and religion, scientists and evangelicals

Last year, her research showed that more than 75 percent of American scientists are religious.

On March 13 of this year, she presented a new study to the American Association for the Advancement of Science:

Elaine Howard Ecklund, director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program, said 70 percent of self-identified evangelicals “do not view religion and science as being in conflict.”

Her findings, summarized by Religion News Service:

48 percent [of evangelicals] view science and religion as complementary. Astrophysicist and evangelical Christian Deborah […]

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$1.5 million awarded to seminaries to include science in their curricula

The Washington Post reports that the American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded grants to seminaries across the United States to fund efforts to bridge science and faith.

“Many (religious leaders) don’t get a lot of science in their training and yet they become the authority figures that many people in society look up to for advice for all kinds of things, including issues related to science and technology,” said Jennifer Wiseman, director of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, […]

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45 Years Ago: Communion on the Moon

Yesterday marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the first time humanity set foot on the lunar surface. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped off the spaceship and onto the moon, and thus stepped into history.

What is not as widely known, however, is that it is also the forty-fifth anniversary of the first communion service to occur on the

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Belief in Evolution on the Rise?

According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans who believe God treated humanity as is, with no evolution involved, has remained fairly stable over the years. But this year, that number has decreased slightly, as did the proportion of people who state a belief in ‘intelligent design.’ (There was a corresponding spike in the number of respondents who said they believed in unguided evolution, but that number is still below 20% overall.)

The Atlantic views this shift […]

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News in physics and universe understanding

The newly announced detection of primordial gravity waves is big news. Here’s why:

PBS Newshour ran a segment called “Evidence of cosmic inflation expands understanding of universe’s origins”, interviewing physicist, cosmologist and author at the California Institute of Technology Sean Carroll. A small segment from the transcript (the site includes the

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The New Cosmos

Last night, the Fox conglomerate of networks aired a revamping of Cosmos—a science special that first aired in the 1970s hosted by Carl Sagan.

This time around, it is hosted by the astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a popular reoccurring scientific fixture on late night comedy shows, as well as a renowned science educator in his own

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Science and the belief in miracles

The senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope is a woman of faith. That doesn’t make Dr. Jennifer Wiseman a creationist, of course, but she does believe in God, and in miracles. Will Saletan at Slate.com recalls these observations Wiseman made a few months back at a forum on religion and public

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