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"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." – Albert Einstein

The debate between science and religion is often controversial. As each provide its own answer to "the meaning of life" question, the differences can be difficult to navigate. For some these differences are insurmountable, while many seek to find ways in which the two perspectives can complement each other. Here is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts about science, technology, and religion.


Most Recent Stories

The Science of Why We Reject Science

The Science of Why We Reject Science

Matthew Facciani

Recent research has shown how people's social identities can contribute to why they reject scientific evidence.

Will Virtual Reality Define Who We Are by 2030?

Will Virtual Reality Define Who We Are by 2030?

Gerard A. Murphy

From artificially intelligent computers, to Digital Socialism, it would seem that the future of humankind is an inextricably technological one.

Pokémon GO Is the Sweet, Successful Fruit of Failure

Pokémon GO Is the Sweet, Successful Fruit of Failure

Dylan Pahman

What produced Pokémon GO was not simply the market or Nintendo, but Nintendo's exceptional market strategy.

Archaeological Evidence of an Ancient British Palace

Archaeological Evidence of an Ancient British Palace

David Russell Mosley

There have been new archaeological discoveries at Tintagel in Cornwall, UK. For those who don't know, Tintagel was a place of prominence in Arthurian legend.

Crossing the Line: Growing a Human Fetus in a Pig

Crossing the Line: Growing a Human Fetus in a Pig

Timothy Willard

A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.

Combatting Extremism With DNA

Combatting Extremism With DNA

George G. Coe

Momondo allows you to discover your genetic past through DNA and learn how connected you might be to others around the world.

The Higher Calling of the 'Dismal Science' of Economics

The Higher Calling of the 'Dismal Science' of Economics

Dylan Pahman

Economists have a frustrating tendency to interrupt the high moral aspirations of others with complications about how, in the real world, life is not so simple.

Looking in the Wrong Place for Transitional Species

Looking in the Wrong Place for Transitional Species

James F. McGrath

It is fascinating how much misunderstanding there is about transitional species, in particular among those who criticize science.

Is Human Enhancement Morally Acceptable?

Is Human Enhancement Morally Acceptable?

Kermit Zarley

It will be interesting to see how much, if any, that religious people will change in their views toward gene editing.

The Soul, Could It Be Real?

The Soul, Could It Be Real?

Big Mr. E

I recently found several variations on the idea that the soul is real and may be explained scientifically one day.

Most Popular Stories

Life's Common Ancestor, An Ancient Living Ocean

Life's Common Ancestor, An Ancient Living Ocean

Alison Leigh Lilly

[W]hat if science uncovered evidence that these ancient creation stories might just have gotten some of the facts right after all?

Fears Materialise for UK Science in Post-Brexit Landscape

Fears Materialise for UK Science in Post-Brexit Landscape

Jonathan MS Pearce

I feel that the discipline and economy of science is at threat.

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The "Science" in the Creation Museum

Hemant Mehta

With the opening of Ark Encounter, it's worth taking a step back and looking at Answers in Genesis' other monument to misinformation, the Creation Museum.

God through the Lens of Cognitive Science

God through the Lens of Cognitive Science

Jonathan MS Pearce

These videos are well worth watching for anyone interested in the fascinating crossover of psychology and religion.

The Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth

The Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth

James F. McGrath

Since the Ark Encounter is opening as a tourist attraction dedicated to the promotion of pseudoscience and the twisting of the Bible, I have decided to offer an alternative.

Hobbits and Human Evolution

Hobbits and Human Evolution

Stephanie Savage

The latest hobbit finds on Flores give us a peek at a time when our genus was shaped by the forces of nature, instead of the other way around.

The Psychology Behind Why We Reject Evidence

The Psychology Behind Why We Reject Evidence

Matthew Facciani

Many have had the frustrating experience of debating someone who had an argument that was not based on any sort of solid evidence.

THIS Parenting Style Predicts Highest Rates of Success, Happiness

THIS Parenting Style Predicts Highest Rates of Success, Happiness

Dr. Greg

A recent study in Japan surveyed 5,000 adults to investigate the impact on parenting styles and adult levels of job success, happiness, and moral reasoning.

All Is Not Always As It Seems on Social Media

All Is Not Always As It Seems on Social Media

Libby Anne

These posts, and others like them, offer an important reminder. All is not always as it seems, and your assumptions are sometimes flat-wrong.

Science Stories Weigh in on Babies' Brains

Science Stories Weigh in on Babies' Brains

Wendy Thomas Russell

Empathy—it costs nothing; it's insanely valuable; and, when we share it, everyone benefits.