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In Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life, Gould makes a strong and eloquent case that science and religion can and do normally get on just fine; that despite the extremes of creationists on the one side and (though Gould does not name him) Richard Dawkins on the other, in fact most practitioners of both science and religion recognise that they are answering different questions, and are sensible enough to stay out of areas in which they are not experts. I agreed with almost everything in it, and recommend the book to anyone interested in a saner take on the issue than we sometimes get.

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liberaliser
Feb. 21st, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that sounds interesting! Can I borrow it?
redfiona99
Feb. 21st, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Stephen Jay Gould is awesome. I tend to send people to his or Steven Jones's books whenever they're after a science book, just so there is another, non-Dawkins, voice out there.
inulro
Feb. 22nd, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
I read this in the not too distant past. Gould is always a delight.
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