Americans like science, but love faith

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

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.