Jon Stewart & Marilynne Robinson: Science vs. Religion, who wins?

Via elephant journal
on Jul 11, 2010
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Science and Religion, on the same side?

I love this: “the gladiators on both sides are not the best representatives of their side,” says the author of Absence of Mind.

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3 Responses to “Jon Stewart & Marilynne Robinson: Science vs. Religion, who wins?”

  1. Blake says:

    What Marilynne Robinson points towards was one of the polemics offered in Existential against science and religion.

  2. integralhack says:

    After hearing Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris' anti-religion bashing and the the religious right's teabagger mentality, it is refreshing to hear someone stand up to both the scientific reductionists and the religious fundamentalists–two groups that both have their own brand of irrationality.

    We now need someone with strong scientific cred (not Deepak Chopra) to stand up and make similar arguments as Robinson is going to be dismissed as "non-scientific." The teabaggers likely won't bother to read it, so I doubt they will weigh in.

  3. integralhack says:

    Interesting aside: Marilynne Robinson and Sarah Palin are both from Sandpoint, Idaho originally. Given Waylon's Sarah Palin obsession, I thought he'd want to know. 😉