Are Science and Religion Compatible?

"The Bible is not meant to be a scientific textbook. Nor is it designed to reveal secrets about primordial history that have no relevance to salvation."
Michael Morrison, Genesis 1: The Six-Day War - Part III (Community of Hope Church, Phoenix, Arizona)

"Test all things; hold fast what is good."
-- Thessalonians 5:21

"Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee."
Job 12:8

"Thousands, millions of people fear that science will destroy not only poetry, not only sentiment, but religion. This fear is idiotic. Science will destroy superstition, but it will not injure true religion. Science is the foundation of real religion. Science teaches us the consequences of actions, the rights and duties of all. Without science there can be no real religion. Only those who live on the labor of the ignorant are the enemies of science. Real love and real religion are in no danger from science. The more we know the safer all good things are."
--Robert Green Ingersoll - Science and Sentiment

Science and Religion are Compatible
Barry Williams

Evolution, Theology and Creation Science
Anthony Garrett, PhD.

Evolution Science and Creation Theology (off site)
Anthony Garrett, PhD.

A Letter to a Father
John A. Morrow Jr.

Saint Augustine
Dr Ken Smith

The Encyclopaedia Britannica and Creationism
Dr Ken Smith

Foreword to  Professor Ian Plimer's Telling Lies for God
Archbishop Peter Hollingworth

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (off site)

The Transformation of a Young-earth Creationist
Glenn R. Morton

Why I Believe Genesis is Historically Accurate  (off site)
Glenn R. Morton

Setting the Contexts (off site)

An Evolving Creation: No Oxymoron (off site)

Evolution and the Science and Religion Dialogue (off site)

Finding Bible Truth - Evolution and Creation (off site)

Finding Bible Truth - Science and the Bible (off site)

Articles in Opposition to Creationism (off site)

Geoscience Research Institute - Integrating Science and Faith (off site)

Faith and Reason Ministries (off site)

KLOB's Creation/Evolution Debate Page  (off site)

God, the Universe and Evolution: A Conversation with a Creationist
Kevin O'Brien

The Teaching of Origins at an Australian Christian School
John Stear

The Appearance of Age: It's Morning in Creation-Land
Professor Ken Miller

Origins - Theistic Evolution (off site)

A Letter From a Christian Biologist

The Testimony of a Formerly Young Earth Missionary  (off site)

Rev. Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS (off site)

Science in Christian Perspective: The American Scientific Affiliation (off site)

Glen J. Kuban  (off site)

Answers in Creation  (off site)

Science, Religion, and Evolution  (off site)
Eugenie C. Scott
Executive Director, NCSE

Reconciliation between Evolution and Christianity (off site)

Science and Christian Faith: Conceptions and Misconceptions  (off site)

Homo divinus: The ape that bears God's image  (off site)
Graeme Finlay

Faith and the Human Genome  (off site)
Francis S. Collins

Rejoinder to Sarfati and Humphreys's Responses (off site)
Perry G. Phillips


What is a Creationist?  (off site)
Steven H. Schimmrich

A Crisis of Faith: An Ex-Creationist Speaks (off site)

A Flood Geologist Recants (off site)

What Jesus Said About the Creation Story and the Flood
John D. Callahan, Faith & Reason Ministries

Whose creationism shall we teach?  (off site)
Jeffrey DeYoe
The Rev. Dr. DeYoe is pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Palm Coast, USA

Science and Religion  (off site)
Interview with Kenneth R. Miller

Roundtable: Science and Faith  (off site)
How can you reconcile the conflict between evolution and religion?

Can biology do better than faith?  (off site)
Edward O. Wilson

Ministers across US pay homage to Darwin (off site)
International Herald Tribune, 13 February 2006
Neela Banerjee and Anne Berryman

Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, Inc. (off site)

Christians in Science (off site)
"CiS is an international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith, open to scientists, teachers, students and all those with an interest in this dialogue"

ISCAST  (off site)
Institute for the Study of Christianity in an Age of Science and Technology

An Open Letter Concerning Religion and Science (off site)
"We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist."

Evolution Sunday says dichotomy between faith and science is false (off site)
Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press,
February 06, 2009

"While many Christians view evolution as a threat to religion, a growing number of churches view Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work The Origin of Species as something to celebrate."


Why The Bible Teaches an Old Earth  (off site)
Glenn R. Morton

Darwin's God  (off site)
Robin Marantz Henig
Published: March 4, 2007

Mormonism and the New Creationism (off site)
David H. Bailey

Antievolution and the Conflict Model (off site)
The Austringer

Theories of origins of life, plant and animal species, the earth and the rest of the universe (off site)
"... compares and contrasts three main belief systems about origins of the Earth's life forms"

A pastoral letter on faith engaging science and technology  (off site)
The Rev. John H. Thomas, General Minister and President, United Church of Christ

United Methodist Church in the News (off site)
“Therefore be it resolved that the General Conference of the United Methodist Church go on record as opposing the introduction of any faith-based theories such as Creationism or Intelligent Design into the science curriculum of our public schools.”
Wesley R. Elsberry, The Austringer

Methodist advocates evolution  (off site)
Rosa Salter Rodriguez, The Journal Gazette
"A Fort Wayne man says he has finally nudged the United Methodist Church 'into the 21st century' on the subject of evolution."

A Teacher on the Front Line as Faith and Science Clash  (off site)
Daron Dean for The New York Times

"David Campbell switched on the overhead projector and wrote 'Evolution' in the rectangle of light on the screen. He scanned the faces of the sophomores in his Biology I class. Many of them, he knew from years of teaching high school in this Jacksonville suburb, had been raised to take the biblical creation story as fact. His gaze rested for a moment on Bryce Haas, a football player who attended the 6 a.m. prayer meetings of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the school gymnasium."

Joyce McMillan - Myth of creationism weakens the vital morality of religion (off site), 13 September 2008