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Why religion is not going away and science will not destroy it - Peter Harrison | Aeon Ideas

Science Vs Religion

  • Science and Religion were historically being studied in a 'conflict model' where theological and scientific views were put in loggerheads with each other.
  • This contributed to a mistaken view of the past and led to a flawed conception of the future due to the expectations of secularisation.

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