Friday, March 17, 2006

Briton wins Templeton Prize |

Briton wins Templeton Prize | "Barrow says the two fields do not contradict as long as each is kept in its own sphere. '[The Bible] is not attempting to explain the [science] of the origin of the earth,' he says, 'any more than we would use a physics textbook to try to tell people how they should act. That was not the purpose of the Bible, or scriptures in other traditions, and there is a long history of disasters following this type of literal interpretation of the textual materials.'"