What is science? What is religion? What are the methods/disciplines and underlying assumptions that animate each? What does each investigate? What practices and institutions does each have in place that lead to self-correction and ensuring that they truly are working for truer, deeper understandings of the universe? Should science and religion remain separate from each other? How much can each say fruitfully about the other’s “realm”? Can science teach us how to live more richly? Can religion be trusted as a guide in any way to how the universe “works”?
In this episode, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon is joined by Matthew Nokleby and Steven Peck for a head-on dive into these questions and more. Eventually each shares why he orients toward science and religion the way he does—Matt as an atheist who honors spiritual life while rejecting religion’s explicit claims, Steve and Dan as remaining more engaged with religion along with their celebrations of all that science has to offer? The also briefly discuss the theology and rhetoric of Mormonism toward the value of science.
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