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Books, Journals, New Media
June 16, 2004

Science and Christianity

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(23):2875-2876. doi:10.1001/jama.291.23.2875

Some subjects by their nature elicit strong responses. For example, few people feel merely indifferent about the merits of alternative or complementary medicine. The relationship between science and religion is another subject about which most people have definite opinions. They arise from the assumption, widely prevalent in contemporary culture, that religion and natural science are engaged in such fundamentally different tasks that their relationship is one of mutual independence and even hostility.

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