Is there a true conflict between science and religion, or do science and religion explain different things? Think about this in the realm of evolution.  

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The answer to your question would very much depend on the point of view of the person answering. For Christian fundamentalists who believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible (the world was created in six days and humans were modeled directly on God), evolution is simply a nonstarter. The beliefs are in direct conflict.

But there are many shades of belief in between. Some Christians believe in an interpretation of the Bible that would allow it to explain evolution. Buddhists (I am one) have no conflict with the concept of evolution; it contradicts nothing in our tradition of spirituality. In fact, the Dalai Lama, who is, of course, a Tibetan Buddhist, is a professor emeritus at Emory University in Georgia, and he maintains an exchange program between Emory and his student monks in Dharamasala,...

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