Questions surrounding the relationship between religion and science have sparked some of the most contentious debates in the contemporary world. Many people accuse faith of impinging upon the rigorous and rational exploration of scientific insight and its dissemination to the public – whether these are descriptive, such as those concerning evolution and creationism, or involve rejection of advancements in biotechnology that have the potential to benefit millions. On the other side, many see science as guilty, descriptively, of an arrogant attempt at explaining every dimension of our lives and world while technologically pushes for advancements that are immoral and potentially destructive to society, such as cloning or stem-cell research.
How do religion and science relate to one another? Are they entirely separate areas of thought or is there a substantial overlap? Do both science and religion rely on faith? Should religion provide an ethical frame to guide scientific advancement? Can science challenge persons of faith to think in rigorous and critical ways without undermining the foundations of their faith? Below are resources including video, audio, and links to articles that address science, faith, and globalisation.