A struggle began in 1633 which is not yet resolved. It is a contest for the highest possible stakes - the mind of man, and it pits two most formidable opponents against each other: science and religion. The event that initiated this battle was the trial of Galileo and the dominant issue was much more than a man's challenge of his church’s teachings and authority. Rather it was science versus religion, a new manifestation of an age-old struggle between faith and reason, the way man comes to know reality.
Boyle, Milton L. Jr.
Big Bang Theology: The Reconciliation of Science and Religion.
Bridgewater Review, 1(2), 9-13.
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