The dialogue between Science and Theology
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Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
Science the area of knowledge based on the observation and testing of facts include the working into an ordered system, a base for new knowledge and a guide to ways of getting it. Theology is the belief in the existence of a supernatural ruling power, the creator and controller of the universe who sees to the orderliness of the system. Both realms of knowledge are in search of truth either through experimentation or faith. The impact of issues such as cloning, stem-cell research, spirituality and health, genetic engineering, at the interface of science and religion reverberates worldwide and across disciplines. The forces driving this impact are diverse from globalization of scientific culture, religion responses to the new scientific vision and ethical concerns prompted by technology and environmental threats. The offshore of these revolutionary questions exceed the conceptual limitations of any discipline so scientific and religious intellectuals must tear down the cultural wall that have served to quarantine their respective disciplines and address their challenges together. This paper examines the consonance between science and theology as the work and the word of God respectively.
Theology, Cloning, Biotechnology, Quarantine, Consonance, Ethics
Adekoya, K. O. (2004): The dialogue between Science and Theology. The Nigerian Journal of Research and Review in Science 3: 20-24.