Two Men Whose Lives Exploded Stereotypes about Science and Religion

In First Things, Christopher M. Rios profiles the late V. Elving Anderson, a geneticist, and Oliver R. Barclay, an evangelical leader in Britain. The two men, prominent in their fields, saw science and religion as providing “complementary, rather than contradictory views of the world,” Rios writes. Anderson and Barclay inspired many that it was possible to follow both one’s faith and one’s interest in the natural sciences. “They affirmed science’s powerful capacity for discovering truth about the natural world,” Rios writes, “but they denied the idea that this meant that science could discover all truth.”

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