Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think

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INDEX
adolescent struggles, of scientists, 30
African American, Irving as, 60
After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950’s (Wuthnow), 51
age, religion relating to, 32
agnosticism, of Tobin, 30
agnostic scientists, 15, 30, 36
Allport, Gordon, 49
American evangelicals, 49
Americans: as Protestants, majority of, 15t, 32, 33, 49, 191n33; resistance of, to science, 129; science and, 9–10; scientists v., 34
Anthony: classroom discussions of, 83; as lapsed Catholic, 14; as scientist, 14–15, 18
anticonversion, 20, 26
Arik: definition of religion, 13, 19; Judaism and, 13, 19; as scientist, 13–14, 18, 19–20
atheism, science as closer to religion than to, 108
atheists: dislike of, 24; myths about, 150; spiritual, 6, 7, 58–60; stereotypes of, 151; village, 10
atheist scientists, 15, 16, 58
bad religion, in society, 22–23
beliefs: of Christians, 38–39, 45; core, 34; in God, 16t, 21, 35–36, 39, 58t, 117, 192n17; in God, public v. scientists, 16t, 35; of Irving, 90; scientific, of Raymond, 72, 154; of Tobin, 30, 40
Bellah, Robert N., 52, 53, 55, 195n6
Berger, Peter, 36
Bernstein, Basil, 26–27, 76
best practices, implementation of, 146–47
bias, personal, in religion, 17, 120
Binder, Amy, 143–44
biologists, 42, 111, 113
biology, religion and, 40–41, 139–41
Bok, Derek, 88
born-again Christian, 130
boundary ideology, 38
boundary pioneers, 6, 7, 45–47, 140, 186n13
Budd, Susan, 16, 188n6
Buddhism, scientists and, 34, 59, 60, 153, 196n24
campus: faith on, making room for, 107–25; religion’s resurgence on, 90, 92; student ministries on, 98; support of religion on, 110, 122
carriers, scientists as, 6–7
Catholic Church, 19
Catholic scientists, 49
Catholics, 14, 20, 33, 34, 42, 117, 130, 144, 152, 189n15
chaplaincy service and public chapel, at universities, 98
Christian doctrines: equality and respect for humanity, 38; human pride and sinfulness, awareness of, 38
Christian fundamentalist family, Evelyn from, 21
Christianity, 23, 34, 46, 99, 119, 192n14; golden rule, 23, 190n27; liberal, progressive tradition of, 39; philosophers influenced by, 73; questioning core tenets of, 41
Christians, 153; beliefs of, 38–39, 45; bornagain, 130; evangelical, 29, 74, 100, 155; mainline, 49; moral commitment of, 39
Chronicle of Higher Education (Wuthnow), 89
church: Catholic, 19; Lutheran, Raymond relating to, 71; Roman Catholic, 137; and state, separation of, 78–79, 98, 104, 105, 199n11

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