Fwd: Science needs the ethical underpinning that religion can best provide

From: Ted Davis (TDavis@messiah.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 14:49:34 EDT

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    From Colin Tudge in the Guardian:
    “James Watson, co-unraveller of DNA, told television viewers recently
    how "embarrassed" he is to meet scientists who believe in God, or indeed
    who take religion seriously. He was talking to his chum and fellow
    atheist Richard Dawkins. Both are outstanding and prominent spokesmen
    for their trade - Dawkins a professor of science communication at
    Oxford. The message from on high seems clear. Religion is dead. Long
    live science.
    But religion has been entwined in science from its beginnings, and has
    never gone away….”
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