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Seeking Good Debate"Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"$
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Michael S. Evans

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285071

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285071.001.0001

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Considering Conflict

Considering Conflict

Human Origins and Stem Cell Research

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Seeking Good Debate

Michael S. Evans

University of California Press

This chapter looks at debates over human origins and stem cell research, in which conflict is claimed to occur. While few would say that religion and science are always in conflict, there is general agreement that on some issues, substantive conflict occurs between some versions of religion and science. The human origins debate is often cited as an example of epistemological conflict in which exclusive knowledge claims from some religious and scientific sources compete for support. Meanwhile, stem cell research debate is often cited as an example of moral conflict in which contested definitions of life, death, and personhood are incompatible with some religious beliefs. Whether epistemological or moral, such conflict is an especially likely candidate for preventing deliberative debate.

Keywords:   human origins, stem cell research, conflict, substantive conflict, epistemological conflict, moral conflict, deliberative debate

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