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(RNS) The 21-point difference between college graduates and high school graduates who believe in evolution, for example, is less stark than the 49-point difference between mainline Protestants and evangelicals.

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  1. But, beyond dogmatisms, is there evolution if there is no time? How will evolutionary biology meet new physical paradigms about time, space and so on? Will new conceptual changes deny evolution? Or on the contrary, will it become a more extraordinary process, full of astonishing implications? If so, will human being and the rest of life beings become different as science progresses? Will the image in front of the mirrow of theories change? After all, is life, its origin and evolution, something fix-finite-defined? That is,can one understand it with its peculiar brain and its limited words? Or will science add indefinetly without a complete undertanding? Along these lines, there is a different book, a preview in goo.gl/rfVqw6 Just an odd suggestion.

  2. The breakdown between science and faith occurred when faith became frightened that it might lose its authority, and, then and there, many a clergy decided that their authority was more important than a proper reading of Genesis and the findings of good and faithful scientists.

    The breakdown has sustained itself here in the States with particular vigor, aided and abetted by right-wing political groups who have sown doubt, first of all, about tobacco and its cancer-inducing properties, and now with regard to oil and coal, denying their influence on global temperature.

    Sadly, all of these players continue to dupe folks in the pew, and now through home and private schools, science-doubting, science-denying, has found tremendous foothold. And from many a pulpit, science-denying rhetoric – because it arouses the people and gives them good cause, so they believe, to “man the barricades and defend the faith against godless liberals.” Makes for good preaching, and lousy faith. So very sad.

  3. Education? The government schools have become Atheist factories, run by Liberals. The study of the Bible offers a lot more education than Shakespeare. Science has not been able to contradict the Bible. Not even regarding the origin of the species. The continually evolving theory of evolution is inconclusive while the Bible is expressed as matter of fact: “In the beginning, God…”

    The latest “scientific finding” of the origin of man: An ape mating with a pig. Enough said.

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