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Are Science and Religion Incompatible? 

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77
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Jonathan Wells
Duration
00:07:33
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On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin interviews CSC biologist Dr. Jonathan Wells about the intersection of science and religion, and the incompatibility of Darwinian evolution with religion. In his book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, Wells deals with Darwinism’s war on traditional Christianity. According to Wells there is no inherent conflict between science and religion, and there is no conflict between evolution and religion when evolution is defined as simple change over time. The conflict is between Darwinian evolution, the idea that the origin of all living things are descended from a common ancestor by unguided, undirected processes such as random mutation acting on natural selection. Wells explains how this idea does not fit with traditional Christianity.

Jonathan Wells

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Jonathan Wells has received two Ph.D.s, one in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and one in Religious Studies from Yale University. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, he has previously worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley and the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California. He also taught biology at California State University in Hayward and continues to lecture on the subject.
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