Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
Gould (Stephen Jay)
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    This work examines the concept of "Noma" - an acronym for Non-Overlapping Magisteria - wherein scientists and representatives of religion should agree to a "principled and respectful separation" of their activities. Science will limit itself to factual description of the natural world, while the magisterium or religion will extend "over questions of ultimate meaning and moral value". The book contends that if these simple guidelines are followed then conflict will cease, and we shall "cloak human nakedness in a seamless covering called wisdom".

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Jonathan Cape, London, 2001



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