Volume 7, Issue 1, Spring 2010
Edward Jeremy Miller
Newman on the Tension between Religion and Science
Creationism, Evolution, and Intelligent Design
After sketching four contemporary perspectives about the origin of the created world, this essay tests Newman’s contention that conflicts between true religious doctrines and sound scientific discoveries are only apparent: one truth cannot contradict another. In resolving tensions between religion and science, Newman’s advice about being patient with apparent incompatibility seems particularly appropriate in the contemporary debate between Creationism, evolutionary theory, and Intelligent Design.