Fascinating talk by Guy Consolmagno, Vatican astronomer, discussing science and religion:
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Guy Consolmagno believes that science and religion should work together rather than against one another. In a 2006 interview he said:
“Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god. And science needs religion in order to have a conscience, to know that, just because something is possible, it may not be a good thing to do.”
Hmmm, that is a clunky version of what Abdu’l-Baha eloquently said many years ago:
Religion and science are the two wings upon which man’s intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone! Should a man try to fly with the wing of religion alone he would quickly fall into the quagmire of superstition, whilst on the other hand, with the wing of science alone he would also make no progress, but fall into the despairing slough of materialism.
Is it possible Guy Consolmagno has read Abdu’l-Baha?