Science and Religion: Exploring the Harmonies

A few years ago, Lee Gutkind (founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine) and Issues editor Dan Sarewitz decided that a culture often divided by putative fault lines between science and religion might benefit from some new and different stories about their interrelations. If stories are especially good at making sense of the ambiguities and contradictions of the human condition, what stories might communicate a more complex and even fruitful relationship between science and religion? Several of them are in the Fall 2017 Issues in Science and Technology. These stories are the winners of a writing contest about the ways in which science and religion “productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another.”

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  • Forum

    Are cops on the science beat? In “The Science Police” (Issues, Summer 2017), Keith Kloor alleges that self-appointed sheriffs in the scientific community are censoring or preventing research showing that the risks… Read More
  • When Good Intentions Backfire

    Response to “The Energy Rebound Battle,” by Ted Nordhaus (Issues, Summer 2017).

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  • Are Cops on the Science Beat?

    Responses to “The Science Police” by Keith Kloor (Issues, Summer 2017).

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  • Eyes on AI

    Response to “Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?” by Amitai Etzioni and Oren Etzioni (Issues, Summer 2017).

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  • Publication Blues

    Responses to “Publish and Perish” by Richard Harris (Issues, Summer 2017).

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  • Power of Partnerships

    Responses to “It’s the Partnership, Stupid” by Ben Shneiderman and James Hendler (Issues, Summer 2017).

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