Pride and prejudice
Eindhoven University of Technology - Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Science and religion are two separate fields, as Dawkins clearly states in his book ‘The God delusion’1. His crystal-clear and critical analysis shows that religion hinders the development of an independent mind in young people. More specific, it is the church with its clerics that is most guilty of this negative role. In a recent paper by Polkinghorne, the interplay of physics and religion is considered on a more philosophical basis, emphasizing the role of searching for a wider context for understanding the intelligibility of the structure of physics2.
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