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The term ‘creationist’ can encompass many types, each with their own beliefs. Logan Campbell/Flickr

Categories of creationists … and their views on science

John Long provoked a comments barrage on The Conversation last week after defending the theory of evolution in the face of creationist views. Unfortunately, while some of the comments were thoughtful…
One among many inevitable phenomena? edwardmusiak

Could biology explain the evolution of religion?

For a biologist like me, the interesting questions about religion have always been where did it come from and why did it evolve? I taught evolutionary biology in a Catholic University in the most Catholic…
Can science and religion coincide in the classroom? Shutterstock

Is there a place for religion in the science classroom?

The traditional perception that there is no place for religion in the science classroom may be an obstacle for some students deeply engaging with science and developing a solid understanding of the fundamentals…
No beating around the bush from the Genesis Expo in Portsmouth. ian_rickard

Redacting exam questions on evolution is a slippery slope

Writing good science exam questions is hard. Getting the wording right, making sure that what you are asking about is clear, pitching the question at the right level, takes time, lots of experience and…
Sharing advances in knowledge is a universal human desire, whether you see the light or not. Aristocrats-hat

God, why do scientists have such a hang-up with religion?

A recent post by The Conversation columnist Rob Brooks, Analytic thinking erodes religious belief, is just another in a long line of articles, books and opinion pieces seeking to perpetuate the myth that…
Are we heading towards a “dark age” of religious fundamentalism? jiwo/Flickr

Science and religion co-exist, but the game’s not over yet …

I’d like to respond to a recent article for The Conversation by Martin Sevior, an active scientist and church leader. Sevior argues that – apart from fundamentalism – science and religion are complementary…
Is there room for “intelligible” design in the science versus religion debate?

A complex God: why science and religion can co-exist

Science and religion are often cast as opponents in a battle for human hearts and minds. But far from the silo of strict creationism and the fundamentalist view that evolution simply didn’t happen lies…

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