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Science Refutes God

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On the fundamental question--evolution or creation?--Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22% believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31% on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs, but for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist?

  • Paul Butler

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    • Former Federal Prosecutor & Professor, Georgetown Law
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    Paul Butler, author of ‘Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice,’ talks about jury nullification, and current issues in the war on drugs and criminal justice with Post-Exchange reporter Jamie Loo.

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    If you are ever on a jury in a marijuana case, I recommend that you vote “not guilty” — even if you think the defendant actually smoked pot, or sold it to another consenting adult. As a juror, you have this power under the Bill of Rights; if you exercise it, you become part of a proud tradition of American jurors who helped make our laws fairer.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    I have jury duty on July 2, and I can't wait. If I get put on a jury in a non-violent drug case, I'll vote "not guilty," based on my principles -- even if I think the defendant actually did it.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  • Nick Gillespie

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    • Editor-at-Large, Reason
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    Gillespie and Welch answer the question: ‘What does a libertarian think about the war on drugs and how do we change it?’

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Gillespie speaking at an SSDP conference on the topic of ‘What Would a Sensible Drug Policy Look Like,’ and discussing how drug prohibition functions as a ‘structuring event’ in American life, forcing all sorts of activity to pay hypocritical and misdirected lip service to a Just Say No mentality.

    Saturday, October 25, 2008

    Legalize drugs and then tax sales of them. And while we're at it, welcome all forms of gambling (rather than just the few currently and arbitrarily allowed) and let prostitution go legit too.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Why is it that ostensibly pro-drug movies can never quite deliver the goods, can never quite depict drug use as something other than depraved?

    Thursday, March 1, 2001

The original problem with religion is that it is our first, and our worst, attempt at explanation.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Christopher Hitchens

The irrationality connected to religion is something to be feared.

Monday, April 21, 2008
Daniel Dennett and Robert Winston

The conflict between religion and science is inherent and (very nearly) zero-sum.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Sam Harris

I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Francis Collins

Belief in God is not antithetical to the advancement of science.

Monday, January 9, 2012
Mehdi Hasan

Scientists like Richard Dawkins say the universe has no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, but these things are not the business of science.

Friday, May 28, 2010
Francisco Ayala

Today many scientists say there is no conflict between their faith and their work.

Monday, October 18, 2004
Stefan Lovgren

Carroll, Shermer, D'Souza and Hutchinson go head-to-head over science and religion at CalTech.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sean Carroll

Can religion stand up to the progress of science? Excerpts from a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins.

Sunday, November 5, 2006
David Van Biema

An overview of the changing relationship that religion and science have had in the U.S. both as adversaries and allies.

Friday, November 6, 2009
David Masci

A minority of Americans believes that humans evolved with no influence from God -- but the number has risen from 9% in 1982 to 16% today.

Friday, December 17, 2010
Frank Newport

Most Americans believe in God, 83%. While only 4% of the public say they do not believe in a deity or higher power, a plurality of scientists say they do not (41%).

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Pew Research Center Publications