Author: Fr. Donald P. Merrifield, SJ

Article Abstract:

Although a member of the administration at Loyola Marymount University, Fr. Merrifield has not lost interest in faith/science. Biology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology have always attracted him more than physics in which he did his graduate studies. In the following article, deliberately provocative, he attempts to explore how Stephen Gould’s “non-overlapping magisterial” model might be valuable to Christian believers. Worthy of consideration is the approach to science and religion in E.O. Wilson’s latest book Consilience: the Unity of Knowledge in which the synthesis of science and religion (among other disciplines) may be explained “…by the genetics of the development of the human brain.”

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