My Science and Religion Page

Softmindedness often invades religion. ... Softminded persons have revised the Beautitudes to read "Blessed are the pure in ignorance: for they shall see God." This has led to a widespread belief that there is a conflict between science and religion. But this is not true. There may be a conflict between softminded religionists and toughminded scientists, but not between science and religion. ... Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives humankind knowledge which is power; religion gives humankind wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

Martin Luther King, Jr, Strength to Love, 1963

Some of my writings on the topic of Science and Religion

Science and Religion as two different ways of knowing

What all religions hold in common

Reflections on the Origins of Religious Thought (2011 revision) (or download a PDF version by clicking here).

Art and religion are both the products of the human mind. Here is a brief perspective I presented at a recent church service on "Spirituality and Creativity."(download a PDF version here).

"That's Not What I Was Told" - a church service I recently led based on Bible study classes at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus (Ohio)

Fact Sheets

Intelligent Design

The Religious Basis of Intelligent Design

Is the Theory of Evolution Controversial?

What is Science? A Definition

Creation Science isn't.

Polonium haloes, the "smoking gun" of Young Earth Creationism? This is my critique of the work of Young Earth Creationist, Robert Gentry. It is also available through the The Talk.Origins Archive. I update it periodically as new research applicable to the topic becomes available, or as I receive comments that suggest areas needing further expansion or clarification. A somewhat streamlined version of my critique has been published in the Winter 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Reports of the National Center for Science Education.

Who is Tom Baillieul?

Creationists are fond of asking what my qualifications are for reviewing and critiquing Gentry's work, and has my critique ever been peer reviewed? Click here for the answers.

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Ohio Citizens for Science

The Talk.Origins Archive; exploring the Creation/Evolution controversy

The National Center for Science Education.

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