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Lesson 6

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Since the rise of the scientific revolution the relation between the Bible and science has not often been harmonious. Scholars on both sides of the fence have been skeptical of those on the other side. When science seems to contradict religious belief, believers talk about “pseudo-science.” In reply, some scientists claim that faith is the great cop out, an excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. In all due fairness, neither side has always been in the right. This week’s lesson raises the question, is faith a belief in something that flies in the face of evidence – or is it, or should it be, something that is grounded in evidence? If so, how much?