Russian patriarch: no contradiction between religion, science
August 11, 2016
There is no conflict between religion and science, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said in a recent talk to scientists.
Speaking in Sarov-- Russia’s center for nuclear research-- the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said that “science, religion and art are different ways of examining the world and the man, of examining the world by the man,” according to the Interfax news agency.
Science, he continued, examines “how and why,” while religion address the question of “what for.”
“It is naive to read Genesis as the text book on anthropogenesis,” he said. “At the same time, it is counterproductive to search for an answer on the sense of life in textbooks on biology and physics.”
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