Rejection by religious groups of New Atheist claims regarding the incompatibility of science and religion

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  • Created on: 20-05-18 20:45

New Atheism takes a strongly positivist view of science, arguing that it explains everything, including matters traditionally regarded as lying within the religious realm

  • It argues that only the scientific explanation is valid
  • Science and religion are depicted as offering competing explanations

John Polkinghorne sees no competition, arguing that different levels of explanation need weaving together to provide a comprehensive whole

  • For example, a scientific description of…

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