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Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think

Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle


Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think busts today’s common myths about science and religion. It reveals several interesting and perhaps surprising realities. The book shows that religious people love much of science. They perceive conflicts only with the forms of science that seem to have implications for God’s role in the world and the value and sacredness of humans. Yet, they are often suspicious of scientists, thinking that scientists generally do not like religious people. Many religious people claim to be young-earth creationists, but they are actually much more open to ... More

Keywords: religion, science, scientist, evolution, creationism, climate change, reproductive genetic technology, stem-cell research, Francis Collins, Richard Dawkins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190650629
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190650629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, author
Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, Rice University

Christopher P. Scheitle, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University