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Carl Sagan from the grave weighs in on science v. religion free-for-all

Updated on November 21, 2006

Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan's Widow

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan has joined the cosmic debate on the fate of the planet and teh beauty and mystery of the cosmos from his grave. His new book, based on a series of lectures exploring the boundary between science and religion that Dr. Sagan gave in Glasgow in 1985. The book was edited by Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and collaborator....

It's curious, Sagan says, that no Christian nation has adopted the Golden Rule as a basis for foreign policy....

It was Ms. Druyan's impatience with religious fundamentalism that led her to resurrect Dr. Sagan's lectures, which were part of the Gifford lectures, a prestigious series about natural theology that has been going on since the 19th century.

An article from the Science Times by Dennis Overbye is linked below.

Science vs. Religion Dust-up

Scientists are in a turmoil over the relationship between religion and science. Here's an article on the controversy from this morning's N.Y. Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/21/science/21belief.html?8dpc

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      Kelley 9 years ago from California

      Carl Sagan was my hero, particularly after Isaac Asimov died back in 1992. Science vs. religion is always interesting subject matter, yet never resolves anything. Please check out my hubs!

      Kosmo

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      Ralph Deeds 10 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      TNX.

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      fred 10 years ago

      spell check?

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      Jason Menayan 10 years ago from San Francisco

      Great article; thanks, Ralph.