Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?

edited by Paul Kurtz
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2003. 368 pages.

A stimulating collection of essays on science-and-religion topics — including the Big Bang and the origin of the universe, "intelligent design" and creationism versus evolution, the nature of the soul, near-death experiences, communication with the dead, why people believe in God, and the relationship between religion and ethics — by a stellar panel of contributors, including Steven Weinberg, Richard Dawkins, Arthur C. Clarke, Martin Gardner, Owen Gingerich, and NCSE's own Eugenie C. Scott. The reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement describes it as "strong stuff ... an important counterweight to the accommodationism that has dominated recent discourse."