Title

Religion and Science in a Time of COVID-19: Allies or adversaries?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-11-2020

Capture Date

6-17-2020

URL

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/religion-and-science-in-a-time-of-covid-19-allies-or-adversaries/

Abstract

This article details the tension between religious ideologies, religious leaders, and science in the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discusses specific points in history when religion and science worked together to solve world issues along with how science and religion can work together in the contemporary world. The article references Avicenna (Ibn Sina) of the Islamic Golden Age, the tension between the Catholic Church and Galileo, and contemporary examples such as Israeli Rabbi Meir Mazuz who claimed COVID-19 was punishment for LGBTQ Pride marches.

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