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  1. Perhaps science and religion just seem oppositional, because so many Christians refuse to accept the place of science. For instance - the world is a sphere, not flat; it's billions of years old, rather than 6,000 or so; humanity is hundreds of thousands of years old, not 10,000; and life evolves. These are "facts," in terms of science - our understanding of them will develop, but they are not unproved hypotheses. But one in six Americans believe the world is a flat disc (14 references in the OT), and among millennials that's one in three. A quarter still believe the sun circles the e
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  2. The separation of science and religion is a historical, political one, but has never been legitimate. Science isn't a system of beliefs, it is a method of gathering and examining information. Religion is basically the same thing, but a different method and sometimes different information, although sometimes very similar. Any good scientist who is honest with themselves knows that they deal in interpretations. I have found that people who believe science and religion to be oppositional have only a rudimentary knowledge of science or history or religion, or all three. Just
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