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Skeptics and True Believers

by Chet Raymo
New York: Walker & Company, 1999. 288 pages.

Drawing on his own quest for a rapprochement between science and religion, Chet Raymo, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stonehill College and a science columnist for the Boston Globe, suggests that religion ought to embrace the findings of science and science ought to acknowledge and nourish the spiritual side of humanity. Praising Skeptics and True Believers, Stephen Jay Gould wrote, "These confessions of a wise religious humanist who also loves, practices, understands, and lives by the ideals and findings of science show us how to heal the false and unnecessary rifts in our intellectual cultures, and to bridge the gap between knowledge and morality."