When Faith and Science compete, Faith Usually Wins.
That’s the headline of an interesting analysis by David Masci, Senior Research Fellow for the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Masci contends that when science seems to contradict religious teachings, most people ignore the science:
How can Americans say that they respect science and even know what scientists believe and yet still disagree with the scientific community on some fundamental questions? The answer is that much of the general public simply chooses not to believe the scientific theories and discoveries that seem to contradict long-held religious or other important beliefs.
Read the whole article “here.”:http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=243