False Dichotomies: Science vs. Religion

Last month I had a Facebook friend post a picture of a t-shirt that read something like “Too stupid to understand sceince? Try religion.”  Not only did I find this to be a rather narrow view of scientists and perhaps offensive to my scientist friends who accept both religion and science in their lives, I couldn’t help but think how misleading that shirt is about reality.  Truth is that this friend’s post is what sparked my writing about false dichotomies all together. The problem here is that science and religion are NOT on opposite sides of the spectrum.  Science is