Commonly Asked Questions

A resources page that delves into the major scientific areas DoSER works in and answers commonly asked questions.

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Science, Ethics, & Religion 101

Whether it’s the food we eat, the buildings where we live and work, or the technology used to read this webpage, science affects our daily lives.

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How are religious communities responding to climate change?

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Climate Change & Faith

Some people may not feel that climate change is a threat or may not feel that there is anything to be done to address it. However, many people and communities of faith see climate change as an important issue for action.

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Why engage with religious communities about science?

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Scientific Engagement

Most people in the US and worldwide are religious, including many scientists. Religion, as a central element of culture and identity, informs many peoples’ views on science and technology topics.

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I’m a secular scientist. Why do I need to think about religion?

Commonly Asked Questions 5Science Communication

When you talk with someone about science, you’re engaging in science communication. Helpfully, there is a science of science communication to help you engage respectfully and constructively, and this applies to engaging with people of faith as well.

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Does faith intersect with neuroscience and psychology?

Neuroscience, Brain & MindScience, Faith, and the Human Mind

It’s important to engage in conversations about how scientists and people of faith can work together to understand the latest findings in brain science and explore the implications of those discoveries.

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How can evolution be compatible with faith?

Commonly Asked Questions 7Evolution & Faith

Much of the disagreement around evolution seems to arise when some people claim that you must be an atheist to believe in evolution. This is an argument AAAS DoSER does not agree with.

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What is the history of science and religion?

Commonly Asked Questions 8The Conflict Narrative about Science and Religion

The first thing to understand about this interesting history is that the common trope of “conflict” between science and religion is largely a manufactured one. History shows us just that.

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