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Science and Religion: Are They Separate Spheres? by Tyler Wood

Stephen J. Gould in Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life, argues that Science and Religion occupy separate magisterium in his "Principle of NOMA, or Non-Overlapping Magisteria (pg. 5)." He believes that these two ideologies should have no quarrels since they each have their own domain of teaching influence to deal with, and, if they are practicing properly, they should never meet to argue because they never overlap. 'Never' is a hard word to defend for Gould and I shall put this argument to the test and conclude with a position that allows a little more room to breathe for each discipline.

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