In one respect, science and religion have been largely reconciled since the nineteenth century, when geologists such as Charles Lyell recognized the evidence for a very old earth, and, within a few decades, most mainstream religious denominations accepted this view as well.
But much to the consternation of scientists, young-earth creationism, which holds that . . . → Read More: How old is the earth? Calculate it yourself
It is widely believed that modern society, in spite of all its technological and scientific progress, is morally deficient, compared with past generations. Many observers, especially the religious right, blame modern science. They see scientists and scholars as advocating the view that personal self-control and inhibitions are not only unnecessary but further are downright . . . → Read More: Does modern science undermine morality?