Science and Religion in Modern Western Civilization
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The relationship between science and religion has been complex and multifaceted throughout history. At times it was expectable to witness a pronounced tension between them, whereas in other historical contexts, they were regarded as two aspects of the same phenomenon. Today this relationship is no less problematic, with the contemporary distinct feature of being now addressed by academic pursuits that are thoroughly specialized. The debate regarding the proper administration of science is gradually going more public, and with this, the natural religious spirit of the vast majority of the planet’s population, actively enters the debate --producing laws, creating institutions and shaping values. A proper understanding of the idiosyncratic nuances and difficult features of the debate is thus increasingly showing its urgency.