Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist

Now there’s an interesting subtitle for you. On the Corner, Michael Potemra calls our attention to an intriguing new tome: Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist, in which evolutionary biologist Robert J. Asher discusses the confluence of his religious belief and his scientific study. A quote from the author:

…it is rational to believe that an entity beyond our comprehension was the agency by which something was derived from nothing at the beginning of time. . . . Although I acknowledge my belief to be non-scientific, it is entirely rational. Science is a subset of rationality; the former has a narrower scope than the latter. To ignore rationality when it does fall beyond the scientific enterprise would be an injustice to both reason and humanity.

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