Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – An Encounter with Creationism
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Science and religion appear to offer the only explanations for how the world came to be. Science starts with the Big Bang, moves to galaxy formation, planets, and then life, at which point evolution begins.Many religions point to the Book of Genesis as telling the secret of how the world began. Science rejects supernaturnal causes; religion relies upon them. This week’s guest, Solomon Huriash, author of the book, Why Human Beings Do Not Need Blind Faith to Believe in God, argues that Genesis predicts future scientific findings, which shows the Bible is divinely inspired. But is it necessary to reconcile the Bible with science to find truth in this old text? On this show, host Philip Mereton puts Professor Huriash on the spot to explain the basis of the creationist position and whether, given the changing nature of scientific theory, reconciling Genesis with science is either necessary or wise.