2013-06-13 / Commentary

Belief and science: not an ‘either-or’

By Erik Skindrud

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A few points of clarification

A few points of clarification regarding the editor's comment on the topic of "belief and science". The.current best estimate for the age of the universe is 14.8 billion years. Few can dispute the harmony of science and belief, so long as science is not put in the service of a political agenda, and belief is always contingent on the simplest interpretation of known facts. It's significant that science has no direct interest in religious beliefs, but certain religious groups feel impelled to slander scientists and reject scientific facts. This shows there is indeed a difference between science and belief.

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