Do we still have faith in science? Progress, the Pope and belief in things we can’t see

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22nd June 2015

Do we still have faith in science? Progress, the Pope and belief in things we can’t see

By Stephen H. Jones ‘What has become clear to me in recent years is that the old dream of progress, which used to be assumed, is being replaced in popular culture by visions of disaster, ecological catastrophe in particular’. So said Robert Bellah, one of the twentieth century’s most accomplished scholars of religion, in 2008. His words have seemed apt following the coverage of Pope…

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