I’ll keep my science out of your religion, if you’ll keep your religion out of my science.

February 17th, 2006

cialis buy drugstore 0, here 5561316.story”>Genetic testing has proven the Mormen contention that Native Americans are actually descendents of the “lost tribe of Israel” is completely wrong.

For Mormons, sovaldi sale the lack of discernible Hebrew blood in Native Americans is no minor collision between faith and science. It burrows into the historical foundations of the Book of Mormon, a 175-year-old transcription that the church regards as literal and without error.

Of course, believers aren’t leaving the church in droves.

This may look like the crushing blow to Mormonism from the outside,” said Jan Shipps, a professor emeritus of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who has studied the church for 40 years. “But religion ultimately does not rest on scientific evidence, but on mystical experiences.”

And that’s really my point. Reason and faith are two completely different animals.

I don’t expect my scientific evidence to effect your faith.

But I want you to keep your faith out of my science.

If you want to reject evolution, genetics, geology, and astronomy because they contradict elements of your faith, that’s fine.

But then don’t rename your faith Intellegent Design and try to sneak it into my science class.

H/T to Professor Althouse

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sonicfrog  |  February 17th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    At Ann’s blog I wrote:

    How science and religion are NOT like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup:

    “Hey, you got your science in my religion!”

    “Well YOU got your religion in my science!!”

    “Mmmmmm! Delicious!!!”

    NOT! :-)”

    Thanks for the notice. I’ve had prctice writing silly captions as of late.

    Plus it helps to have a BA in Radio, Video, Film, and was a TV junkie when I was a kid.

  • 2. sheldn  |  February 17th, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    There is a good report on Digging for Truth on the History Channel (or one of those other History or Discovery programs) that looks at the DNA evidence for a South African group that suggest they are the lost tribe.

  • 3. Administrator  |  February 17th, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    I’d love to see that special if you remember the name of it.

  • 4. sheldn  |  February 18th, 2006 at 10:59 am

    I found a link for you.

    http://www.tv.com/digging-for-the-truth/the-lost-tribe-of-israel/episode/404542/summary.html

  • 5. Administrator  |  February 18th, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    Cool. Thanks Shel.

  • 6. Catholicam Speluncam Masculum  |  February 18th, 2006 at 7:23 pm

    Looks as if the Mormons aren’t the only ones who make it up as they go along.

    The Bastard(ized) Roots Of islam

    http://catholic-caveman.blogspot.com/2006/02/bastardized-roots-of-islam-its-all.html

  • 7. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  April 3rd, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    […] And as I’ve said before, I think science and relgion should just leave each other alone. […]

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