An evolutionary biologist and geneticist at the University of California, Irvine, he speaks often at universities, in churches, for social groups and elsewhere, usually in defense of the theory of evolution and against the arguments of creationism and its ideological cousin, intelligent design.Usually he preaches to the converted. But not always. …

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2 thoughts on “Francisco Ayala Proflied in NYT

  1. “Science and religion concern nonoverlapping realms of knowledge,” he writes in the new book. “It is only when assertions are made beyond their legitimate boundaries that evolutionary theory and religious belief appear to be antithetical.”

    What are the “legitimate boundaries” of religious belief? How many religious people hold beliefs that do not stray outside those boundaries?

  2. “What are the “legitimate boundaries” of religious belief? How many religious people hold beliefs that do not stray outside those boundaries?”I think the claim is normative rather than descriptive (although I try to hold to this myself).

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