Science And Religion: shall the twain ever meet?

While ‘science’ has a clear, specific definition, ‘religion’ does not, and there’s the rub.

Science is based on healthy skepticism, and subjecting ideas to rigorous testing by gathering evidence.  Religions vary: some accept evidence based change, others do not.  Those that do not are dogmatic religions based on the absolute authority of ancient writings rather than evidence or facts: they will never be intellectually compatable with science, and they have little chance of contributing to the accumulated knowledge of our species.

Can they meet?  Yes for some religions, no for others.

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